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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 ORCID:, 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: 09 Nov 2023 13:17

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