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ERIC Number: EJ881503
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Feb
Pages: 19
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1354-0602
"Teaching Could Be a Fantastic Job "but"...": Three Stories of Student Teacher Withdrawal from Initial Teacher Preparation Programmes in England
Chambers, Gary N.; Hobson, Andrew J.; Tracey, Louise
Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, v16 n1 p111-129 Feb 2010
Retention in initial teacher preparation (ITP) and the teaching profession, in England and elsewhere, has been the subject of numerous articles in academic and professional journals. Whilst a number of common findings are beginning to emerge from research on this subject, notably on the causes of student teacher withdrawal, studies have tended to neglect the difficulties experienced by the individuals who have lived through the process of embarking upon and withdrawing from ITP programmes. Having conducted in-depth interviews, the authors attempt in this paper to understand the experiences, emotions and decisions of three people who committed themselves to ITP, invested much energy and time, but in the end withdrew. The reasons for their decision are numerous and complex. The impact on each individual was considerable. The experience was painful. (Contains 3 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (England)