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Hourigan, Mairéad; Leavy, Aisling M. – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2019
Research examining the characteristics of both qualified and pre-service teachers focuses on traits including gender, socio-economic and socio-demographic background, knowledge and a variety of relevant affective constructs. Studies also investigate such traits among entrants to initial teacher education (ITE). The desire for more diversity within…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Student Attitudes, Elementary Education, Foreign Countries
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Cabral, Ana; Lambirth, Andrew – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2018
In the UK, the provision of accelerated undergraduate programmes is responding to the needs of an increasingly diverse and career-focused student body and a flexible, ever-changing labour market. These fast track degrees are particularly new in education where recent developments in school autonomy and teacher training have had consequences on the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Acceleration (Education), Undergraduate Students, Student Attitudes
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Korhonen, Vesa; Törmä, Sirpa – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2016
The aim of this qualitative study was to identify teachers' ways of experiencing their identity and development challenges as teachers in the social and professional context of university. Identity and development as a teacher were examined based on interviews and drawings of career paths collected from a group of university teachers representing…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Faculty, Teaching (Occupation), Professional Identity
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Santoro, Ninetta; Snead, Suzanne L. – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2013
Over the past thirty years universities have increasingly extended their offerings of vocationally oriented degrees and have recruited into academe, practitioners from the professions. This paper reports on a qualitative study that investigated the experiences of 20 professionals-turned-academics in Australia; their expectations of academe and how…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Faculty, Teacher Role, Teaching (Occupation)
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Spenceley, Lydia – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2007
This paper takes as its focus the initial impressions of education and the role of the educator among those entering the "profession" of "FE educator". The research is carried out with those currently working as educators undertaking recognised teaching qualifications through part-time, in-service training at either C&G…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Professional Continuing Education, Teacher Education, Foreign Countries