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Youens, Bernadette; Smethem, Lindsey; Simmons, Mark – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2018
Recruiting, preparing and retaining high-quality teachers are recurrent themes of local, national and international education agendas. Traditional university-led forms of teacher education continue to be challenged, and defended, as nations strive to secure a teaching force equipped to achieve high-quality learning outcomes for all students. One…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Alternative Teacher Certification, Graduate Study, Teacher Education Programs
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Knight, Rupert – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2017
The landscape of teacher education is undergoing significant change in many countries and this is often associated with a move towards greater school involvement in the preparation of teachers. One aspect of teaching expertise that is particularly challenging for primary student-teachers is the development of subject knowledge across a wide range…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Student Teachers, Pedagogical Content Knowledge, Preservice Teacher Education
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Hodson, Elaine; Smith, Kim; Brown, Tony – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2012
Conceptions of theory within initial teacher education in England are adjusting to new conditions where most learning how to teach is school-based. Student teachers on a programme situated primarily in an employing school were monitored within a practitioner enquiry by their university programme tutors according to how they progressively…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Student Teachers, Foreign Countries, Tutors
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Burns, Eila; Bell, Sheena – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2010
This paper sheds light onto a poorly presented group of professionals--teachers with dyslexia in Finnish and English further and higher educational settings. The purpose of this qualitative study was, firstly, to discover what teachers with dyslexia could tell us about the manifestation of dyslexia and the challenges they face in the practice of…
Descriptors: Educational Research, Dyslexia, Empathy, Teaching Experience
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Chambers, Gary N.; Hobson, Andrew J.; Tracey, Louise – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2010
Retention in initial teacher preparation (ITP) and the teaching profession, in England and elsewhere, has been the subject of numerous articles in academic and professional journals. Whilst a number of common findings are beginning to emerge from research on this subject, notably on the causes of student teacher withdrawal, studies have tended to…
Descriptors: Teaching (Occupation), Foreign Countries, Student Teacher Attitudes, Dropout Attitudes
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Menter, Ian; Hulme, Moira – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2008
This paper examines the extent to which political devolution has influenced the nature of education policy-making in Scotland, taking initial teacher education and early professional development as a case. Pre-devolution studies of the policy community in Scotland stressed the close relationships between the various stakeholders and the inherent…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Foreign Countries, Languages, Educational Change
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Graham, Suzanne; Roberts, Jon – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2007
In recent years, the Standards for Qualified Teacher Status in England have placed new emphasis on student-teachers' ability to become integrated into the "corporate life of the school" and to work with other professionals. Little research, however, has been carried out into how student-teachers perceive the social processes and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Interpersonal Competence, Preservice Teacher Education, Student Teacher Attitudes