Becoming a teacher educator: guidelines for induction, 2nd edition

Boyd, Pete, Harris, Kim and Murray, Jean (2011) Becoming a teacher educator: guidelines for induction, 2nd edition. Escalate: subject centre of the Higher Education Academy, Bristol, UK.

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Abstract

The first edition of these guidelines was published in 2007. Since that date it has been used to support the induction of new teacher educators in the UK and beyond. The guidelines and the research which underpinned them also won the Sage BERA Practitioner Research Prize in 2009. But change in the higher education sector and in the field of teacher education mean that the time is now right for a second edition. This new edition has been revised in four main ways. Firstly, a considerable body of published international research focused on teacher educators has been produced since 2007 and the revised guidelines are informed by this work. Secondly, the new guidelines include the ‘voices’ of new teacher educators themselves gathered during our regular workshops for new teacher educators and our research projects. Thirdly, the revised edition aims to be more inclusive of all teacher educators, including those in further education. In terms of this latter group, it is informed by the limited literature available and our own research into the experiences of those teaching higher education programmes in further education colleges. Finally, the new guidelines seek to respond in a measured way to changing policy and contextual frameworks. These include the continued intensification and increasing fragmentation of academic work and identity in the higher education sector; and the wider questioning of the contribution of higher education to professional education for teachers.

Item Type: Report
Publisher: Escalate: subject centre of the Higher Education Academy
Departments: Services > The Graduate School
Pre 2016 Departments: Faculty of Education, Arts and Business > Postgraduate Programmes and Partnership > Continuing Professional Development > Educational Research
Additional Information: Seminars aimed at newly appointed teacher educators are offered annually by TEAN and facilitated by the authors of the Guidelines. Please contact TEAN for more information http://www.tean.ac.uk
Depositing User: Pete Boyd
Date Deposited: 20 Jun 2012 08:14
Last Modified: 18 Jul 2017 15:57
URI: http://insight.cumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/1349

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