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Teacher Training

Volume 204: debated on Tuesday 25 February 1992

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To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Science if he will make a statement on the future of teacher training.

I intend to make teacher training, primary and secondary, much more school based. I issued a consultation document on the reform of postgraduate training for secondary school teaching on 28 January. The consultation period will last until the end of March. I have also asked the Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education to advise me on the implications for primary teacher training of the recently published discussion paper on curriculum organisation and classroom practice in primary schools.