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The authors wanted to find out more about student teachers’ understandings of Master’s-level work in relation to teacher education. In addition, they wanted to discover if working at Master’s level during the course of their PGCE changed their perceptions of its value at all. The authors therefore decided to survey the students about their experiences during the PGCE year. The authors conclude that they focused on the processes of understanding teaching and learning, which are most effective when the collaborative and social dimensions of professional learning are developed with the skills of critical reflection and research literacy. This combination enables teachers to problematise their learning contexts and develop complex understandings of teaching and learning.
Updated: Apr. 01, 2014
This article considers the impact of recent political decisions on the provision of teacher education and the continuing development of teachers in England. The author tracks how successive governments have changed the requirements necessary to become a teacher as circumstances have changed in the country. The author also considers the impact of these changes on higher education institutions.
Updated: Mar. 25, 2014
This article focuses on what beginning teachers learned about planning; the nature of that planning; and the development of their awareness as to what planning could and could not achieve. This study is based on the analysis of 10 post-lesson interviews with 17 beginning teachers in England across three years (the PGCE year and the first two years in teaching). The findings demonstrate that learning how to plan clearly emerges as the most prominent feature in the PGCE year. It remains a strong feature in the newly qualified teacher year. Furthermore, ongoing learning about planning can be a powerful vehicle for ongoing learning about teaching as a whole.
Updated: Feb. 10, 2014
Mastering Teaching and Learning through Pedagogic Partnership: A Vision and Framework for Developing ‘Collaborative Resonance’ in England
This article seeks to reframe teacher professional learning within the specific policy context of a new national model of master’s level professional development – the Master’s in Teaching and Learning (MTL) in England. The article describes the design and early implementation of this major national design initiative. Within the MTL core teaching and learning processes, four core strands of professional development are described: creating effective learning environments, developing effective professional learning, creating pedagogic awareness and effectiveness and developing wider school experience.
Updated: Feb. 04, 2014
Coping, Confidence and Alienation: The Early Experience of Trainee Teachers in English Further Education
The current article examines what both in-service and pre-service trainee teachers learn from their early experience of teaching in further education (FE) colleges in England. This article draws on data gathered between 2005 and 2009 from two separate projects. The studies on which this article is based, indicate that many trainee teachers in FE colleges, pre-service or in-service, encounter isolation, poor support and little guidance, however well they manage these conditions. However, the understanding of alienation employed in this article helps to highlight the importance of control and agency in teachers’ development.
Updated: Nov. 18, 2013
This article describes the accounts of school students regarding the difference between traditional and competence-based models. The data demonstrate the tensions caused by pupils’ perceptions of the demands of summative assessment systems, which reflect a very different epistemology from experiential/competence models. The authors conclude that greater pedagogical literacy, attention to professional development, assessment reform and engaging students as partners in curriculum reform are needed.
Updated: Sep. 15, 2013
Comparison as Curriculum Governance: Dynamics of the European-Wide Governance Technology of Comparison within England’s National Curriculum Reforms
The current paper focuses on how the curriculum is governed by comparative knowledge. Particularly, the article identifies how this facet of governance has manifested itself within the policy space of England’s National Curriculum reforms. While international comparative logic within England’s National Curriculum could be regarded as a manifestation of a European-wide governing technology, the article suggests that the distinctiveness of ‘Europe’ is at risk of being lost to dominant global knowledge paradigms which are also an integral part of the ‘governance by comparison’ process.
Updated: Sep. 15, 2013
Professionalism and the Post-Performative Teacher: New Teachers Reflect on Autonomy and Accountability in the English School System
This study explores the developing professional identity of a new generation of teachers, largely educated during the growth era of ‘performative schooling’ of the 1990s.The article draws specifically on the English experience of reforms in the management of schools and teacher education. The author concludes that these teachers are aware of the potential conflicts between the demands of accountability and the desire for autonomy, but are generally comfortable with the balance they feel able to strike between these.
Updated: Jul. 01, 2013
The Dilemma of Cultural Responsiveness and Professionalization: Listening Closer to Immigrant Teachers Who Teach Children of Recent Immigrants
The authors present an analysis of the teacher interviews which were conducted in five U.S. cities with 50 preschool teachers. These interviews were part of a comparative study in Europe and the United States of what practitioners and parents who are recent immigrants think should happen in preschool. The authors compare the perspectives of these immigrant teachers with those of their nonimmigrant counterparts. Specifically, the authors focus on the cultural expertise of immigrant teachers who work within their own immigrant community. One of the major findings is that preschool teachers are caught between their pedagogical training and their cultural knowledge.
Updated: Jun. 17, 2013
Scientific Evidence as Content Knowledge: A Replication Study with English and Turkish Pre-service Primary Teachers
The current research reports a replication study in Turkey of an intervention originally carried out with pre-service primary teachers in England. The cohorts had different characteristics; in particular, their overall ability, their confidence in science and how they had been taught science at school were different. Following teaching both cohorts had increased their understanding of scientific evidence, and improved their ability to conduct an open-ended investigation.
Updated: Mar. 24, 2013