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'Letting the right one in': provider contexts for recruitment to initial teacher education in the United Kingdom

Davies, Peter, Connolly, Mark, Nelson, James, Hulme, Moira, Kirkham, John and Greenway, Celia 2016. 'Letting the right one in': provider contexts for recruitment to initial teacher education in the United Kingdom. Teaching and Teacher Education 60 , pp. 291-302. 10.1016/j.tate.2016.09.003

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We exploit policy differences within the UK to investigate provider context and recruitment to initial teacher education (ITE). We identify three dimensions of variation: conceptions of professionalism, universal or context specific preparation and costs and benefits to providers. University-led ITE programmes used similar criteria and processes in each jurisdiction, but there were differences between university-led and school-led recruitment. Our study suggests that the current shortfall in recruitment to ITE in England may be a product of the contextual constraints which schools experience. It also suggests that school-led recruitment may tend to emphasise short-term and school-specific needs.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Social Sciences (Includes Criminology and Education)
Subjects: L Education > L Education (General)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Entry to teaching; Adverse selection; Professionalism and craft conceptions of teaching; ‘Home international’ comparison; Teacher quality; Alternative routes into teaching
Publisher: Elsevier
ISSN: 0742-051X
Date of First Compliant Deposit: 18 March 2019
Date of Acceptance: 5 September 2016
Last Modified: 10 Oct 2021 12:46

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