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ERIC Number: EJ818545
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Mar
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 18
ISSN: ISSN-1367-4587
Primary Teachers' Perceptions of the Impact of Initial Teacher Training upon Primary Schools
Price, Alison; Willett, Jenny
Journal of In-service Education, v32 n1 p33-45 Mar 2006
Changes in the requirements for training primary school teachers in England over the past 12 years have increasingly demanded more involvement from the schools themselves. University departments and schools have developed partnerships to implement these changes and teachers are increasingly finding themselves taking a key role in the training of the next generation of teachers. However, despite the transfer of funding to the schools, there is still often the perception that the training is the responsibility of the university and that the benefits are primarily to the university and trainees rather than the schools. This study explores primary teachers' perceptions of the advantages of their involvement in initial teacher training (ITT). It finds that while the teachers did recognise a range of benefits to the school, teachers and children, on the whole they failed to recognise the role of ITT involvement on the continuing professional development of mentors and teacher tutors.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Adult Education; Elementary Education; Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (England)