Universities warn against under-funding of teacher training
Meanwhile, Wellington secondary schools warned RNZ they would struggle to hire teachers if the university’s plan went ahead.
Chair of the Council of Deans of Education, Don Klinger from the University of Waikato, said nobody expected Victoria’s decision but it was not surprising. “We all expected at some time somebody would make that decision,” he said. “I’ve been a dean and PVC [pro vice-chancellor] now for over five years and my first meeting I had when I arrived as a dean was about secondary teacher education. It’s a very expensive programme to run.”
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