What if, in teacher training, we had the same amount of time and funding available as for the training of new doctors? Okay, I know that comparisons between medicine and education are a cliché, and yes, I know that this is an imaginary scenario that is never going to happen. But what if it did? What would it look like? If you are willing to indulge me in this for a while, then read on.
Let’s take the Cambridge medical training as the model. As I understand it (I have had several friends go through the course and have looked up details, but excuse errors here) it works on the following basis:
- Year 1 and Year 2: study of medical sciences
- Year 3: option year
- Year 4 to Year 6: clinical training
I think most medical schools do not include Year 3 and instead offer five-year courses, but this is…
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