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Teacher training reforms ‘critical’ in Wales – review

11th March 2015

Teacher training is at a “critical turning point” and needs to be changed, according to a major independent review for the Welsh government.

Prof John Furlong said the quality of the system had “deteriorated” since he last looked at it nearly 10 years ago.

It follows hot on the heels of proposals for a radical overhaul of how and what children are taught.

Education Minister Huw Lewis said the case for change was “compelling” if teachers are to meet future challenges.

Prof Furlong, appointed by Mr Lewis last year as an adviser on initial teacher education and training, was asked to look closely at the system and he has now set out nine recommendations in a 40-page report.

The Oxford University academic and former comprehensive school teacher said the case for change was “undeniable”.

This year, 2,700 teachers are being trained at three centres involving five universities in Wales.

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