Measuring Quality in Initial Teacher Education (MQuITE) Literature Review: Executive Summary

Emilee Rauschenberger, Paul Adams, Aileen Kennedy

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The MQuITE project, funded by Scottish Government and supported by the General Teaching Council for Scotland, seeks to develop and implement a context-appropriate approach to measuring quality in initial teacher education (ITE) in Scotland. The focus of this literature review is therefore on the various conceptualisations and measures of "quality" vis-à-vis teaching, teachers, and (ITE) across the globe. This is a conceptual, rather than a systematic, review of the literature on ITE and quality. It explores how others have defined and attempted to measure quality in ITE, issues related to this challenge, and the unexplored, yet important, elements of ITE that affect quality. It incorporates discussion of current debates, contextually-derived tools and frameworks,
and gaps in measurement that become significant when attempting to devise a
productive and system-aligned framework for measuring quality in Scotland.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationEdinburgh
Commissioning bodyScottish Government
Number of pages5
Publication statusPublished - 30 Jun 2017


  • teacher education
  • teaching teachers
  • success in the classroom


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