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'Teaching Could Be a Fantastic Job but …': Three Stories of Student Teacher Withdrawal from Initial Teacher Preparation Programmes in England
This article presents new findings that focus on the experiences of three (ex-)student teachers who did not complete their ITP. Having conducted in-depth interviews, the authors attempt to understand the experiences, emotions and decisions of three people who committed themselves to ITP, invested much energy and time, but in the end withdrew. The reasons for their decision to withdraw from ITP are numerous and complex. These three case studies provide some insights for teacher educators regarding the obstacles, both personal and course-related, that can impede successful completion of pre-service education and entry to the profession.
Updated: Sep. 19, 2010
The article explores the reflections of two German native speakers who decided to take a course of initial teacher education in England, only to undertake a second course upon their return to Germany. The author reviews the reasoning behind the two routes in two countries and examines the similarities and differences in the perceived status of trainees in each country, as well as student behavior and collegial support.
Updated: Jan. 14, 2008