Author: Alexander, Don, Galbraith, Peter
Type of paper: Abstract refereed
Following three or four years of university study in pursuit of a degree with a focus on specific academic disciplines, students are selected for entry into the Postgraduate Diploma in Education course at The University of Queensland. Successful applicants are offered a course featuring curriculum studies, foundational studies and practice teaching. At the end of the one year course successful students are provisionally certified as teachers by the Board of Teacher Registration. The certification allows them to apply for teaching positions in public and independent schools. During this one year, the central objective of the teacher education program is to help the students to change into teachers. Exploring aspects of this change is the orientation of the research reported in this paper.