Re-Conceptualizing Partnerships across the Teacher Education Continuum

Oct. 25, 2009

This article was published in Teaching and Teacher Education, Vol 25 number 7,
Authors: Anne Moran, Lesley Abbott, and Linda Clarke, " Re-Conceptualizing Partnerships across the Teacher Education Continuum", Pages 951-958, Copyright Elsevier (October 2009)”.

This research, funded by the Economic and Social Research Council–Teaching and Learning Research Programme (ESRC–TLRP), explored student and beginning teachers' experiences of teacher education in Northern Ireland.

Within a situation of teacher over-supply, many newly qualified teachers have little or no induction. This paper focuses on the views of key induction providers on the effectiveness of partnership arrangements. These stakeholders believed that an improved model of partnership was needed, particularly for induction, and a more collegial model could offer a positive reconceptualisation of early teaching experience enabling reciprocal professional learning.

Updated: Dec. 16, 2009