Hopes and fears for the ITT sector in 2019

TES | December 30, 2018

Well, 2018 went by in a flash, didn’t it? It really doesn’t feel like 12 months since we welcomed Damian Hinds as the new education secretary – and so soon after we responded to the government's consultation on strengthening qualified teacher status (QTS) and career progression.Yet, it's the outcome of this consultation that has set out enormous possibilities for teacher-training; it is the main reason I'm looking to 2019 with such great anticipation. That's not to say the initial teacher training (ITT) sector is expecting a smooth ride in the year ahead, nor do I think there won't be many more challenges, as we all seek to address the issues facing school recruitment.The "Strengthening QTS and improving career progression for teachers" consultation commitments will potentially revolutionise the early career support offered to teachers, and help to make the profession attractive once more. But we must not let the current political instability disrupt the transformative plans for an entitlement to professional development for all early career teachers through the early career framework (ECF).

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Secondary education will be a key platform for young people in Africa to enter the world of work. Only nine percent of African youth attend university or other tertiary-level education. 2 As access is broadened, most youth who leave secondary education, whether during their lower or upper secondary years, will enter the world of work. While preparing students for tertiary education remains critical, secondary education systems will increasingly be depended upon to prepare youth to earn an income and lead meaningful lives as citizens of a global world.

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Secondary education will be a key platform for young people in Africa to enter the world of work. Only nine percent of African youth attend university or other tertiary-level education. 2 As access is broadened, most youth who leave secondary education, whether during their lower or upper secondary years, will enter the world of work. While preparing students for tertiary education remains critical, secondary education systems will increasingly be depended upon to prepare youth to earn an income and lead meaningful lives as citizens of a global world.

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