Orr, Kevin and Simmons, Robin (2010) Dual identities: the in-service teacher trainee experience in the English further education sector. Journal of vocational education and training, 62 (1). pp. 75-88. ISSN 1363-6820
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Since 2001 there has been a statutory requirement for teachers in English further education (FE) colleges to gain teaching qualifications. However, in marked distinction from other sectors of education, around 90% of FE teachers are employed untrained, and complete their initial teacher training on a part-time in-service basis. Traditionally, this route has been necessary to attract established vocational practitioners into FE and to enable them to continue earning whilst undertaking their teacher-training. Consequently, staff sustain the dual role of teacher and trainee teacher. This paper explores the dual identities of trainees on in-service FE teacher training courses. It argues that how their two roles interact may cause tensions in their development, shaping and reinforcing a conservative understanding of further education and the role of the FE teacher.
|Additional Information:||This is an electronic version of an article published in Journal of Vocational Education & Training, Volume 62, Issue 1 March 2010 , pages 75 - 88. Journal of vocational education and training is available online at: http://www.informaworld.com/smpp/content~db=all?content=10.1080/13636820903452650|
|Subjects:||L Education > LC Special aspects of education > LC5201 Education extension. Adult education. Continuing education|
L Education > L Education (General)
|Schools:||School of Education and Professional Development|
|Depositing User:||Sharon Beastall|
|Date Deposited:||29 Apr 2010 13:48|
|Last Modified:||01 Jul 2011 01:38|
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