Partners in ITE: schools taking the lead in the preparation of future teachers

Mills, Kären (2017) Partners in ITE: schools taking the lead in the preparation of future teachers. In: 8th Teacher Education Advancement Network (TEAN) Annual Conference: Thinking Deeply About Teacher Education, 11-12 May 2017, Birmingham, UK. (Unpublished)

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Aim: To share initial findings which identified some possible explanations as to why some HTs (Head Teachers) have chosen to involve their school in school based ITE (initial teacher education); to explore how the perceptions of these HTs impacted on their decisions concerning the preparation of future teachers in their schools

Content: The content of the presentation will be to share initial findings of a research project considering partnership through the lens of a selection of primary school Head teachers (HTs) as they embark on one school based route of ITE. Given the rapidly changing nature of ITE There is a need for more in-depth study of partnerships between HEIs and schools. The body of available research primarily focusses on evaluating partnerships between schools and universities in a range of contexts and is generally written from the perspective of HEIs (Ledoux and McHenry 2008:156; Kirk 2013: 23). Thus, there appears to be little research which gives a voice to the schools, particularly primary schools, and reflects upon their perspectives of partnership and the roles that school and university take in ITE. The data from this research give a voice to the HTs of 12 schools and preliminary analysis of these data suggests that there are a number of reasons why schools might seek to move away from traditional routes and take the lead in ITE. It is envisaged that the discussion as a result of this presentation will begin to explore the implications of school based routes for future partnerships between schools and ITE.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Departments: Academic Departments > Institute of Education (IOE) > Initial Teacher Education (ITE)
Depositing User: Anna Lupton
Date Deposited: 15 Jun 2018 13:27
Last Modified: 05 Jul 2021 14:01


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