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Initial Teacher Education Research

The Teachers Council worked with the Ministry of Education to investigate the quality of initial teacher education in New Zealand. 

Review of Processes for Approval, Review and Monitoring of ITE Programmes

The Teachers Council completed a review of its processes for the approval, review and monitoring of initial teacher education programmes.  New processes and requirements were implemented from 1 January 2011.

As part of the review, the Teachers Council completed an analysis of research on initial teacher education.  View the Literature Synthesis here.

ITE Research Reports 2004 - 2006

A joint research project was entered into by the Teachers Council and the Ministry of Education to provide an evidence base for policy development in initial teacher education in New Zealand. Four reports were prepared, of which the second and third can be accessed from this website by clicking on them.

A summary of findings of all four reports has also been published. The first and fourth reports were not formally published but findings are included in the summary report, and they are available as working papers on request to the Ministry of Education or the Teachers Council.

1. Cameron, M., (2004). Quality of Initial Teacher Education: Analysis of New Zealand Teachers Council Documentation. Working paper prepared for the Ministry of Education and the New Zealand Teachers Council.

2. Cameron, M., & Baker, R., (2004). Research on Initial Teacher Education in New Zealand: 1993 - 2004. Wellington: Ministry of Education, New Zealand Teachers Council.

3. Kane, R., (2005). Initial Teacher Education, Policy and Practice. Final Report. Wellington: Ministry of Education, New Zealand Teachers Council.

4. Greenwood, J., Cobley, J., Mikaere-Wallis, N., & Fa'afoi, A. (2005). Perspectives of People Outside Tertiary Institutions Involved in Initial Teacher Education. Working paper prepared for the Ministry of Education and the New Zealand Teachers Council.

5. Rivers, J., (Ed) (2006). Initial Teacher Education Research Programme A Summary of Four Studies. Wellington: Ministry of Education, New Zealand Teachers Council.