Measuring Quality in Initial Teacher Education: A Literature Review for Scotland’s MQuITE Study

Emilee Rauschenberger, Paul Adams, Aileen Kennedy

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The MQuITE project seeks to develop and implement a context-appropriate approach to measuring quality in initial teacher education. As a result, the focus of this literature review is on the various conceptualisations and measures of "quality" vis-à-vis teaching, teachers, and initial teacher education (ITE) across the globe. As Scotland considers what types of programmes and routes best prepare teachers for success in the classroom, there is a glaring need for a collaboratively-created framework with which to measure the quality of teacher preparation programmes. Such a framework would not only provide data to inform external evaluation and internal improvement but also provide a coherent and consistent model with which to compare the strengths, weaknesses, and innovative features of the various pathways into teaching.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationEdinburgh
Commissioning bodyScottish Government
Number of pages87
Publication statusPublished - 30 Jun 2017


  • teacher education
  • teaching teachers
  • success in the classroom

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