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Last Updated: Monday, 22 September, 2003, 05:22 GMT 06:22 UK
Teacher training review move
Teacher in classroom
Teaching recruits will be given improved advice
A review of teacher training in Scotland will look at how to help new recruits deal with classroom indiscipline.

The review will be announced by Education Minister Peter Peacock on Monday.

It will also consider how to get more mature students into teaching.

The education minister aims to ensure new teachers are better prepared for life in schools and classrooms across Scotland.

The review will focus on three areas:

  • to bring more mature students into teaching

  • to ensure new teachers deliver a relevant education for pupils

  • give teachers the necessary skills to deal with discipline issues and classroom management.

This is the second stage of a teacher training review that was promised as part of the McCrone deal on pay and conditions.

The first phase, which took place two years ago, looked at relations between local councils and teacher training colleges.

It also examined student placements in schools.

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