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Analysing increasingly complex career landscapes: from teaching assistant (TA) to teacher in England

Wormald, Jane (2017) Analysing increasingly complex career landscapes: from teaching assistant (TA) to teacher in England. In: Third Conference of the ESREA Network on Policy Studies in Adult Education, 8-10 June 2017, University of Verona, Italy. (Unpublished)

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This paper presents a contemporary theoretical framework through which to examine career routes of mature teaching assistants (TAs) in schools, following 6-7 years of part-time study in higher education (HE) in England. Applying an adaptation of ‘Careership’ (Hodkinson & Sparkes, 1997) framework in analysis of data collected through a life course methodology, early data indicates a significant financial and emotional commitment, and recognises social, temporal and structural influences that effect return on their investment. I explore preliminary data from the first participants focussing on what occurs in the intermediary space between forces of individual and structural contexts of their career routes and a framework through which to analyse these stories.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: teaching assistants; careership; higher education
Subjects: L Education > L Education (General)
L Education > LC Special aspects of education
L Education > LC Special aspects of education > LC5201 Education extension. Adult education. Continuing education
Schools: School of Education and Professional Development
School of Education and Professional Development > Centre of Lifelong Learning and Social Justice > Teaching, Public Pedagogies and Professionalism Research Group
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Depositing User: Jane Wormald
Date Deposited: 31 Jul 2017 14:03
Last Modified: 28 Aug 2021 15:49


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