Industry into teaching: an alternative model

Annette Green, Rachael Cornius-Randall, Rodney Francis

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Abstract

Teacher shortages have encouraged initiatives to tailor training programs to meet the demand in both past, current and future contexts. Such programs have been streamlined to ensure a rapid response to shortages, in addition to also drawing participants from non-traditional groups as a source of potential educators. More broadly in teacher education, recent developments have explored online and other forms of distance education, problem-solving methodologies and increased site-based workplace learning opportunities. The Accelerated Teacher Training Program (ATTP) currently offered at Charles Sturt University is based on an innovative model which combines together aspects of best practices to deliver an effective and quality course. This program was developed in response to the NSW Department of Education and Training's (DET) need to meet the demand for more Technology and Applied Studies (TAS) teachers. This paper will look at the issue of teacher supply and demand and discuss the design, context and implementation of the ATTP, with a special focus on the professional practice and problem-solving elements of the course.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)23-33
Number of pages11
JournalAsia-Pacific Journal of Teacher Education
Volume32
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2004

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