'I don’t think lectures are ever going to change a closed mind’: student teachers’ learning journeys and teaching for diversity

Elton-Chalcraft, Sally (2014) 'I don’t think lectures are ever going to change a closed mind’: student teachers’ learning journeys and teaching for diversity. In: ECER 2014: The Past, Present and Future of Educational Research in Europe, 1-5 September 2014, University of Porto, Portugal. (Unpublished)

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Abstract

Context of research:
• Repeated failures of HEIs to prepare student teachers adequately for working in diversity and inclusion field (Bhopal 2009)
• 2011 Teacher Development Agency NQT (Newly qualified teacher) survey (TDA, 2011),
• 52% of newly qualified primary teachers felt unprepared to teach learners from minority ethnic backgrounds
• 55% felt unprepared to teach learners with EAL.

Aims of study:
To explore the relationship between:
• student teacher’s experiences of Religion and RE
• their attitudes towards teaching for diversity

To discover if student teachers’:
• knowledge and experiences impacted positively or negatively on their attitudes and confidence
• University sessions had any impact.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Departments: Initial Teacher Education (ITE)
Depositing User: Anna Lupton
Date Deposited: 09 Aug 2018 14:51
Last Modified: 09 Aug 2018 14:51
URI: http://insight.cumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/4039

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