Costs and Benefits of Initial Teacher Training Routes

Christian Bokhove

Only recently did i manage to read the November 2014 report published by the Institute of Fiscal Studies (but joint with the Institute of Education and NFER, funded by Nuffield) on the Costs and Benefits of Different Initial Teacher Training Routes. It is an interesting read; it would go too far to comment on all of the content, but it was striking that different media outlets chose different ‘slants’ on the report.

IFS had quite an extensive press release highlighting several aspects, while the NFER chose three of the findings. The report is an interim report from a Nuffield project (I noticed Nuffield funds the IFS for more ‘public spending’ projects).

It is fascinating to see how outsiders reported or blogged about the results. John Howson seems to emphasize the monetarization and quantification of ITT routes. I agree with him that this could turn into an issue: it’s shouldn’t solely…

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