Perspectives on a school-led system
- Paperback / softback, 188 pages, 234 mm x 156 mm
- 3 Jun 2019
- UCL IOE Press
Nick Sorensen is Assistant Dean (Teaching, Learning and Quality) and Associate Professor at the Institute for Education, Bath Spa University.
CONTENTS: Foreword, by Geoff Whitty; 1. Introduction: Diversity in teacher education: a study of a school-led system, by Nick Sorensen; 2. Diversity in teacher education: Policy contexts, by Catherine A. Simon; 3. Towards a new topography of ITT: A profile of initial teacher training in England, 2015–16, by Caroline Whiting; 4. Partnerships: The changing relationships between schools and HEIs, by Nick Sorensen; 5. Reclaiming teacher education: A conversational journey of realization, innovation and determination through imposed national policies, by Pat Black and Nick Sorensen; 6. Embracing complexity: Understanding the experiences of university-based teacher educators in England, by Martine Duggan and Linda la Velle; 7. Unpacking the dynamics of partnership and pedagogic relations in teacher education, by Jim Hordern; 8. Using comparative analysis of teacher education to illuminate aspects of the English case, by Jim Hordern and Maria Teresa Tatto; 9. Diversity in teacher education: Afterword, by Ian Menter and Kate Reynolds; Index.
'The topography so painstakingly developed by the Diversity in Teacher Education project is an invaluable guide to the "system of small systems" that now characterizes the landscape of initial teacher training in England.'
'Raising the status of our teaching profession has never been more important. This book explores the challenges and complexities of teacher education while illustrating the importance of deep partnership and collaboration between higher education institutions and schools.'
'This is a timely and well researched book. It provides an accurate, balanced and nuanced account of the policy changes that have affected teacher education in England in recent years, in particular the development of so called "school-led ITE". It is a must read for anyone with an interest in this fascinating subject.'
‘A rigorous, historically and theoretically rooted account of the increasingly complex teacher education system in England. It provides an essential map for anyone … navigating teacher education policy and its enactment in England.’