No good surprises: intending lecturers' preconceptions and initial experiences of further education

Wallace, S ORCID: 0000-0003-1609-3697, 2002. No good surprises: intending lecturers' preconceptions and initial experiences of further education. British Educational Research Journal, 28 (1), pp. 79-93. ISSN 0141-1926

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Abstract

Current initiatives to promote lifelong learning and a broader inclusiveness in post-16 education have focused attention on further education (FE). The article examines the experiences and reactions of 41 intending lecturers studying full-time for a Postgraduate Certificate in Further Education and Training (PGCET), as they enter FE colleges on teaching practice and encounter FE students for the first time. It argues that the sector may have something to learn from the contrast between these intending lecturers' expectations and their subsequent experiences, and that attempts to address problems which are endemic within the current FE sector by initiatives to improve teacher competence, such as the Further Education National Training Organisation (FENTO)'s recently introduced FE teacher training standards, are inadequate and misdirected.

Item Type: Journal article
Publication Title: British Educational Research Journal
Creators: Wallace, S.
Publisher: Taylor & Francis (Routledge)
Place of Publication: Basingstoke
Date: 2002
Volume: 28
Number: 1
ISSN: 0141-1926
Identifiers:
NumberType
10.1080/01411920120109766DOI
Divisions: Schools > School of Education
Depositing User: EPrints Services
Date Added: 09 Oct 2015 10:02
Last Modified: 09 Jun 2017 13:17
URI: http://irep.ntu.ac.uk/id/eprint/6819

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