Joined: 08 Oct 2007
|Posted: Fri Oct 07, 2011 4:27 pm Post subject: Universities' Council for the Education of Teachers report:
I was very pleased to have the document (link on this page) which clearly shows that Universities in England need to take the training of student-teachers in 'systematic synthetic phonics' extremely seriously.
See the pdf: UCET advice on systematic synthetic phonics and ITT
Surveying the student-teachers themselves is one way of ascertaining quality of training and effectiveness.
One concern might be, however, that student-teachers themselves don't know what they don't know - so I wouldn't want to evaluate quality of student-teacher training on this premise alone but would want to see first hand what lecturers are imparting!
Nevertheless - encouraging progress indeed!