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ERIC Number: EJ1002075
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 5
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0955-2308
Lingfield: The Future of Professionalism in FE
Adults Learning, v24 n2 p13-17 Win 2012
The Lingfield review promises a major shake-up of professionalism in the further education (FE) sector. As the dust settles and ministers consider which parts of his vision to take forward and how, the journal staff ask a range of voices from across the sector for their thoughts on the emerging shape of professionalism in FE. These contributors include: Tony Fazaeli (Chief Executive of the Institute for Learning), Pete Caldwell (Director, Curriculum and Provision, Workers' Educational Association), Dan Taubman (University and College Union's Senior National Official for Further Education), Maggie Gregson (Principal Lecturer in Post Compulsory Education and Training at the University of Sunderland), Wendy Moss and Khorshed Bhote (Centre for Teacher Education and Development, City Lit), Ann-Marie Bathmaker (Professor of Vocational and Higher Education, University of Birmingham), Jim Crawley (Programme Leader, Lifelong Learning, at Bath Spa University and Chair of the Post-16 Committee of the Universities' Council for the Education of Teachers), Carol Azumah Dennis (Programme Director for Teaching in the Lifelong Learning Sector, University of Hull), Sara Simons (teacher of functional skills in a further education college), Denis Gleeson (Professor of Education, University of Warwick), Adam Hewitt (Programme Manager, Teacher Training, Oxford and Cherwell Valley College), and Graham Hoyle (Chief Executive of the Association of Employment and Learning Providers). Toni Fazaeli says the key message from Institute for Learning members is that, at a time of great change in the sector, the role of a professional body to ensure continued support for professional standards and professional development is needed, and helps create the conditions in which excellent teaching and learning flourish for the benefit of learners. Pete Caldwell suggests that the specific needs of teaching staff in community-based adult education must be addressed. Adult education providers now face the challenge of self-regulation and the guild will need a strong adult education and third-sector presence. Maggie Gregson believes that students of vocational education in the UK deserve nothing less than fully qualified and competent teachers.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Adult Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (England)