A conceptual framework for analysing a teacher education program: A pursuit of quality

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Abstract

Quality of teacher education plays a significant role in the quality of future teachers. Every year, future teachers graduate from teacher education with different levels of accreditations. To keep updated with the challenges and dynamics of the teaching profession, a deeper understanding of the aspects that affect teacher education quality is required to ensure best practices in teacher education and train better quality of teacher graduates. A research was conducted to explore stakeholders' views on the quality of a teacher education program in Indonesia. The study involved participants from the institution, graduates as well as graduates' employers. Thus, the views of the Dean of Faculty of education, Head of Department, educators, student teachers, teacher graduates and their principal were taken into account to get a balanced perspective. Logic model framework was developed to guide the study. Due to the complexities of aspects contributing to teacher education quality, research cannot cover all of them in one single study. Therefore, the conceptual framework focuses on some influential aspects of the input, process, outcome and impact in teacher education which are informed and supported by the emerging literature. This conceptual paper discusses the framework to better understand the teacher education program's quality in this study. Even though the study was conducted in Indonesia context, this model may also give more insight and clarity on what might need to
be considered to be evaluated to explore the quality of a teacher education program in a broader context. The discussion highlights the importance of these aspects for evaluation and performance assessment feedback to improve teacher education quality.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-12
Number of pages12
JournalIPEM Journal for Innovation in Teacher Education
Volume6
Publication statusPublished - 5 Jul 2021

Keywords

  • Teacher Education Quality
  • Conceptual Framework
  • Logic Model
  • Program Evaluation

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