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Husband, Gary – Research in Post-Compulsory Education, 2020
This article details the findings of a research project that aimed to interpret and understand the experiences of further education lecturers as they undertook initial teacher education. Using rigorous methods grounded in hermeneutic phenomenology, the research situated in colleges in Scotland and Wales structured as two significant case studies…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Mentors, Faculty Development, College Faculty
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Kabwete, Charles Mulinda; Kambanda, Safari; Kagwesage, Anne Marie; Murenzi, Janvier – Research in Post-Compulsory Education, 2020
This paper studies the motivations of 130 women who returned to education after the genocide against Tutsi. After 1994, Rwandan mature women embraced university education in greater numbers due to marginalisation at work, inhabiting a subaltern position as a consequence of their gender and secondary level of education. One way of overcoming work…
Descriptors: Critical Thinking, Womens Education, Death, Ethnic Groups
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Hill, Ron; Kang, Joss – Research in Post-Compulsory Education, 2020
This paper considers the application of a professional reflective journal to support the role of the clerk to the college governing body in England. Background detail regarding the role of the 'clerk to the corporation' in England is provided. The paper explains the basis for the formation of a reflective journal using a critical incident analysis…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Clerical Occupations, Critical Incidents Method, Reflection
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Simmons, Robin – Research in Post-Compulsory Education, 2020
This paper focuses on the historical experiences of a set of former vocational students, all of whom undertook a course of liberal studies whilst attending an English college of further education at some point between the mid-1960s and the late-1980s. It is set against the backdrop of Tom Sharpe's novel, "Wilt," which both lampooned the…
Descriptors: Vocational Education, Liberal Arts, College Students, Student Experience
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McElearney, Paula – Research in Post-Compulsory Education, 2020
Critical pedagogy in the UK has traditionally been practised in the Lifelong Learning sector. However, the sector has become constrained by funding cuts, instrumental curricula and accountability measures, and teachers can feel that they have little room for professional autonomy and therefore the practice of critical pedagogy. Yet some do…
Descriptors: Critical Theory, Professional Autonomy, Foreign Countries, Professional Identity
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O'Neill, Jerry; Fitzsimons, Camilla – Research in Post-Compulsory Education, 2020
This article presents and discusses the findings of a small-scale research project into the occupational outcomes of graduates of an Initial Teacher (Further) Education (ITE) programme at Maynooth University in Ireland. The findings from this mixed-method research indicate that many graduates experience high levels of occupational precarity and a…
Descriptors: Teacher Education Programs, Foreign Countries, Adult Educators, Career Development
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Karimi, Mohammad Nabi; Asadnia, Fatemeh – Research in Post-Compulsory Education, 2020
Research publication has increasingly turned into academics' top priority around the world. Since researchers' professional survival/growth in the current competitive academic atmosphere hinges upon their research profile, there is a need for investigating how researchers' possible selves may guide their research productivity. Therefore, in this…
Descriptors: Applied Linguistics, Productivity, Competition, College Faculty
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Alexandrou, Alex; MacBeath, John; Poekert, Philip; Alexandrou, Louie – Research in Post-Compulsory Education, 2020
This paper explores a teacher leadership development programme initiated by a university-based educational innovation centre that convened 40 teacher leaders from 22 different school districts across Florida for an 18-month voluntary professional learning experience. Underpinning this initiative was a theory of teacher leadership development aimed…
Descriptors: Teacher Leadership, Fellowships, Program Effectiveness, Professional Development
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Simmons, Robin; Connelly, Danny; Thompson, Ron – Research in Post-Compulsory Education, 2020
This paper uses the work of Pierre Bourdieu to understand the lives of a set of young White working-class men living in a deprived urban locale in the north of England. All participants were classified as NEET (not in education, employment or training) throughout the research and had spent lengthy periods of time outside education and work before…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Working Class, Whites, Males
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Martin, Dorota; Atkinson, Cathy – Research in Post-Compulsory Education, 2020
Depression is experienced by children and young people worldwide and can have serious long-term impacts, including a high risk of suicide. To date, there are few in-depth qualitative studies investigating young people's experiences of living with depression and how this affects their education. The current study investigated university students'…
Descriptors: Student Experience, Depression (Psychology), Young Adults, Barriers
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Ulker, Nilufer – Research in Post-Compulsory Education, 2020
International students encounter challenges while transitioning into a new environment with unfamiliar academic and social expectations. The situation is especially complicated for international dual-diploma students, who complete certain parts of their undergraduate education in their home and host countries. Challenges faced in communication in…
Descriptors: Prior Learning, Foreign Students, Foreign Countries, Undergraduate Students
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Chaaban, Youmen; Sawalhi, Rania – Research in Post-Compulsory Education, 2020
The purpose of this qualitative study was to explore the way student teachers enacted agency to facilitate the development of a teacher leadership stance during a 12-week practicum experience. Data collection included pre-and post-interviews, weekly journals, mid- and post-reflective essays, classroom observations, and multiple assignments from…
Descriptors: Student Empowerment, Teacher Leadership, Preservice Teachers, Practicums
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Díaz-Vicario, Anna; Armengol Asparó, Carme; Castro Ceacero, Diego – Research in Post-Compulsory Education, 2019
Post-compulsory education constitutes a stage of heightened vulnerability for certain young people who face conditions of inequality. Young people with disabilities or from socio-economically disadvantaged backgrounds, immigrants, Romani, and women are the primary vulnerable groups in Spain. In addition, other circumstances may present a challenge…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Academic Persistence, Barriers, At Risk Persons
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Hobley, Janet – Research in Post-Compulsory Education, 2019
Using the concepts of practice architecture, organisational and occupational professionalism, this research looks at the rites of passage from being a fully trained teacher to being a middle manager in the further education sector. It argues that teacher training at an academic level is a basis for being an excellent teacher but that what is more…
Descriptors: Professionalism, Teaching Experience, Middle Management, Career Change
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Pinto, Daniela; Lopes, Amélia; Mouraz, Ana – Research in Post-Compulsory Education, 2019
This article aims to map the research trends on the processes of students' transition to higher education in the European context. For this, a review of literature was carried out, aiming to understand how the processes of transition to higher education in Europe are being studied. The qualitative analysis of these references allowed us to…
Descriptors: Transitional Programs, Higher Education, Student Adjustment, Context Effect
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