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ERIC Number: EJ771196
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Aug
Pages: 18
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 28
ISSN: ISSN-0141-1926
Standards or Communities of Practice? Competing Models of Workplace Learning and Development
Yandell, John; Turvey, Anne
British Educational Research Journal, v33 n4 p533-550 Aug 2007
Drawing on interview data derived from two case studies of teachers in their first year in the profession, this article examines the difficulties that confront new teachers as they move from a Postgraduate Certificate in Education course into their first teaching post. It questions the value of those discursive practices, promulgated by the Teacher Training Agency through "Qualifying to teach," that construct teaching as a set of discrete competences or standards, and argues that Lave and Wenger's (1991) concepts of legitimate peripheral participation and communities of practice are useful tools with which to analyse the sociocultural complexity of the new teachers' experiences. (Contains 5 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Adult Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (England)