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Where to from here? Career choices of pre-service teachers undertaking a dual early childhood / primary qualification

Nolan, Andrea and Rouse, Elizabeth 2013, Where to from here? Career choices of pre-service teachers undertaking a dual early childhood / primary qualification, Australian journal of teacher education, vol. 38, no. 1, pp. 1-10.

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Title Where to from here? Career choices of pre-service teachers undertaking a dual early childhood / primary qualification
Author(s) Nolan, Andrea
Rouse, Elizabeth
Journal name Australian journal of teacher education
Volume number 38
Issue number 1
Start page 1
End page 10
Total pages 10
Publisher Social Science Press (Edith Cowan University)
Place of publication Katoomba, N. S. W.
Publication date 2013-01
ISSN 1835-517X
0313-5373
Keyword(s) teacher training
early chilhdood education
pre-servcice teacher practicum
Summary Recent Australian government initiatives in the early childhood education and care sector are placing demands for an increase in the number of degree qualified early childhood teachers. Many universities are now offering courses with dual qualifications as a way to provide alternate career opportunities for pre-service teachers; however it cannot be assumed that an equal number of graduates will filter into both primary school and early childhood education jobs. This paper presents a study which examined the expected career choices of pre-service teachers from two Victorian universities who were undertaking a dual early childhood / primary qualification. The findings of the study have implications for teacher education curriculum design in relation to the practical components of courses. The authors therefore argue that more attention needs to be focused on the practical components of teacher training courses considering issues of quality and timing.
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Language eng
Field of Research 130102 Early Childhood Education (excl Maori)
130105 Primary Education (excl Maori)
Socio Economic Objective 930202 Teacher and Instructor Development
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
ERA Research output type C Journal article
Copyright notice ©2013, The Authors
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30050859

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