Developing a context-appropriate framework for measuring quality in initial teacher education

Aileen Kennedy, Anna Beck, Rachel Shanks

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Against a backdrop of increasing pressure globally to enhance the quality of teacher preparation, and a corresponding push to 'measure' this performatively, we present a context-specific framework for identifying the quality of initial teacher education (ITE). The framework derives from a project involving all Scottish ITE providers. It adopts a vernacular globalisation perspective, drawing on international literature and local knowledge to create a mutually agreeable framework. In sharing the process, as well as the product, we offer a unique perspective on how one jurisdiction has reconciled global neoliberal pressures with a national educational ideology which values democratic approaches to schooling.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3-25
Number of pages23
JournalScottish Educational Review
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 27 Mar 2021


  • teacher preparation
  • initial teacher education
  • quality framework
  • vernacular globalization


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