This literature review identifies, summarises, and critiques the research undertaken in initial teacher education in New Zealand over the past decade.
Most of the research selected for the review was based on qualitative and/or quantitative empirical data from student teachers, teacher educators, principals, associate teachers and beginning teachers. It was found that much of the research was unpublished and small scale, conducted by the teacher education sector for the purpose of informing practice.
The literature review and annotated bibliography identifies areas where teacher educators have focused, and offers suggestions for the development of this emerging and important area of research.
The research was completed towards the end of 2004.
NZCER, for the Ministry of Education and the New Zealand Teachers Council, 2004