Cardiff Metropolitan University welcomes the proposals from Professor Furlong's review Teaching Tomorrow's Teachers as a positive way forward for improving initial teacher education (ITE) in Wales.
Welsh Government's initial teacher training (ITT) adviser, Professor Furlong said the need to reform teacher training was "undeniable" if Wales is to raise standards and deliver a new national curriculum.
In his Teaching Tomorrow's Teacher report, the Oxbridge academic sets out a series of options for change with nine key recommendations including raising standards for new teachers, strengthening research capacity and establishing a revised accreditation process for ITT providers.
Cardiff Met's Vice Chancellor and Principal, Professor Antony Chapman commented on the report, ''Cardiff Met has a long and proud history of excellence in ITE, both as an individual provider and, more recently, as part of the South East Centre for Teacher Education and Training (SEWCTET).
The Furlong review, with its recommendations for a research-informed, university-led approach involving a closer relationship with schools, offers us a unique opportunity to contribute significantly to the future of ITE. The University remains fully committed to the Cardiff School of Education's active participation in the vital task of educating excellent teachers to raise learning standards across Wales.''
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