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Thompson, Ian; Willemse, Martijn; Mutton, Trevor; Burn, Katharine; De Bruïne, Erica – Journal of Education for Teaching: International Research and Pedagogy, 2018
Collaboration with parents is widely regarded as important in the education of children and young people, yet teachers rarely feel sufficiently prepared for this task. Several studies indicate that initial teacher education (ITE) programmes struggle to address issues of family-school partnerships (FSP). Our purpose in this study was to assess…
Descriptors: Family School Relationship, National Surveys, National Curriculum, Teacher Educators
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Mutton, Trevor; Burn, Katharine; Thompson, Ian – Journal of Education for Teaching: International Research and Pedagogy, 2018
The few studies conducted in Europe to date suggest that little attention is paid to pre-service teacher preparation for family-school partnerships (FSP) and that many teachers feel unprepared for such work. In England there has been little research in this area but a government review of best practice in parental involvement with schools…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Partnerships in Education, Family School Relationship, Preservice Teacher Education
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Ellis, Sue; Thompson, Ian; McNicholl, Jane; Thomson, Jane – Journal of Education for Teaching: International Research and Pedagogy, 2016
This article reports on two UK initial teacher education studies from two contrasting contexts: a secondary school course in Oxford, England and a primary school course in Strathclyde, Scotland. The questions of how student teachers understand the effect of poverty on pupils' educational achievement, and what they as prospective teachers can do to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Student Teacher Attitudes, Poverty, Educational Attainment
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Burn, Katharine; Mutton, Trevor; Thompson, Ian; Ingram, Jenni; McNicholl, Jane; Firth, Roger – Journal of Education for Teaching: International Research and Pedagogy, 2016
The introduction in England of the Pupil Premium Grant (PPG) provided a stimulus to ensure that beginning teachers understand the nature of poverty and critically examine strategies used by schools seeking to overcome the barriers to academic achievement that it presents. This article explores the effects of asking student-teachers within a…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Beginning Teachers, Student Teachers, Poverty