Nottingham rebels offer training alternative

April 25, 1997

A team of researchers at Nottingham University school of education is rebelling against the forthcoming national curriculum for initial teacher training - by presenting its own version of best practice. Thirty lecturers - the whole postgraduate team - are working on a study which will challenge the perceived Government view that "teaching can easily be reduced to a single set of competencies". The study Beyond Competence will explain how the faculty will reluctantly meet the Government's compulsory standards, but concentrate on building the school's own agenda.

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