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Inside Teaching : April 2011
www.atra.edu.au | firstname.lastname@example.org 21 PROFESSION mentors and colleague teachers from a distance and generally see this as sufficient. Principals have a significant role, however, in moving pre-service teachers from a ‘student’ to a ‘teacher’ orientation, and in influencing their values and beliefs. Research cited by Verrati and co. indicates that most pre- service education confirms rather than challenges the beliefs held by pre-service teachers. The ‘time has come,’ they say, ‘for socialisation into the profession to be more carefully planned and orchestrated by the school principals.’ The role of principals in that careful planning and orchestration will be one area, among others, for refinement in the PiTE program this year. Ruth Radford is Principal Project Leader of the Partnerships in Teaching Excellence program in the Teacher Learning Centre of the Tasmanian Department of Education. REFERENCES Cooper, J.M. & Alvarado, A. (2006). Preparation, recruitment, and retention of teachers. International Academy of Education and the International Institute for Educational Planning Education Policy Series. Paris: UNESCO. Darling-Hammond, L. & Bransford, J. (Eds) (2005). Preparing Teachers for a Changing World: What teachers should learn and be able to do. San Francisco: John Wiley & Sons. House of Representatives Standing Committee on Education and Vocational Training. (2007). Top of the Class: Report on the inquiry into teacher education. Available at www.aph.gov.au/house/ committee/evt/teachereduc/ report/front.pdf Kruger, T., Davies, A., Eckersley, B., Newell, F. & Cherednichenko, B. (2009). Effective and Sustainable University-School Partnerships: Beyond determined efforts by inspired individuals. Canberra: Victoria University and Teaching Australia. Le Cornu, R. (2009). Building resilience in pre-service teachers. Teaching and Teacher Education. 25: 717-723 Le Cornu, R. (2010). Changing roles, relationships and responsibilities in changing times. Asia-Pacific Journal of Teacher Education. 38(3): 195- 206. NCATE Blue Ribbon Panel. (2010). Transforming Teacher Education Through Clinical Practice: A national strategy to prepare effective teachers. Washington DC: National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education. Verrati, A.M., Levine, M.E. & Turner, S.L. (2009). A new conceptual model for principal involvement and professional collaboration in teacher education. Teachers College Record. 111(2): 480-510.