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ERIC Number: EJ934008
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0002-4805
"A Whole New Language and a New World": Seconded Teachers' Experiences in a Faculty of Education
Reupert, Andrea; Wilkinson, Jane
Alberta Journal of Educational Research, v57 n1 p28-42 Spr 2011
It is common practice in university faculties of education to second teachers for limited periods. However, few recent studies have examined how secondees perceive themselves in this role, particularly in relation to the increased demands to assume research as well as teaching duties. Three seconded school personnel were interviewed to explore their experiences of secondment in a faculty of education in Canada. One had previously been a teacher, one an educational consultant, and the third a principal. Qualitative data analysis revealed (a) the differences between schools and faculty; (b) the benefits of secondment for secondees and the institution; (c) secondees' identity as teachers; (d) secondees' mixed feelings about research; and finally (e) the drawbacks and issues in being seconded. Recommendations for future secondments and research directions conclude the article.
University of Alberta, Faculty of Education. 845 Education Centre South, Edmonton, AB T6G 2G5, Canada. Tel: 780-492-7941; Fax: 780-492-0236; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Canada