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GOVERNMENT U-TURN ON 'MUM'S ARMY' IN INFANT SCHOOLS

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Controversial plans for non-graduate one-year training courses for infant school teachers - dubbed the 'mum's army'...
Controversial plans for non-graduate one-year training courses for infant school teachers - dubbed the 'mum's army' - have been dropped by the government, the Financial Times reports (p9).

Sustained opposition from teachers' unions and parent organisations is thought to have caused the U-turn, but education secretary, John Patten, will proceed with reform of teacher training with students spending more time training in schools.
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