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Tyler, Mark A.; Dymock, Darryl – Research in Post-Compulsory Education, 2021
A notion of being a professional and acting with professionalism suggests particular standards associated with identity and practice. For vocational education and training (VET) educators in Australia, the notion of 'professional' that is encased within association and registration does not apply. Yet these educators operate in contexts where a…
Descriptors: Professional Identity, Vocational Education Teachers, Vocational Education, Foreign Countries
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Cox, Deniese – Research in Post-Compulsory Education, 2021
It has long been understood that a teacher's conception of teaching -- that is, what they believe and know about teaching -- influences their enacted practice. However, it has also been found that enacted practice is affected by teaching context. This small study of online vocational education teachers at a single institution in Australia…
Descriptors: Teaching Conditions, Context Effect, Online Courses, Vocational Education Teachers
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Stoten, David William; Kirkham, Sandra Julie – Research in Post-Compulsory Education, 2021
The re-professionalisation of those who work in education is a common theme explored in the literature. This paper reports on research undertaken at an English Business School that was concerned with how academics responded to external accreditation and the introduction of five categories that demarcated them according to their academic…
Descriptors: Business Schools, College Faculty, Accreditation (Institutions), Phenomenology
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Ulker, Nilufer – Research in Post-Compulsory Education, 2021
The shift in higher education towards emphasis in quality processes and practices triggered universities to question their existing quality mechanisms to meet the demands of globalisation. Within the scope, despite extensive controversy on their implementation, student evaluations of teaching quality were initiated or the existing evaluation…
Descriptors: Student Evaluation of Teacher Performance, Course Evaluation, Teacher Effectiveness, Educational Quality
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Hobley, Janet – Research in Post-Compulsory Education, 2021
The author is Teaching and Learning Manager at the college with rsponsibility for observation of all teaching staff and their professional development.┬áThis research looks at differing concepts of pedagogy through an investigation of observation data and an analysis of 'blended learning sessions' at a college that is at the forefront of using…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Vocational Education, Vocational Schools, Pedagogical Content Knowledge
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Pickering, Nathaniel – Research in Post-Compulsory Education, 2021
This article presents the evaluation of a small-scale widening participation intervention delivered by a Post-92 university to further education students traditionally underrepresented in higher education. The intervention aimed to provide high quality information, advice and guidance about higher education opportunities and benefits through four…
Descriptors: Equal Education, Access to Education, Nontraditional Students, Access to Information
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Chaaban, Youmen; Qadhi, Saba; Du, Xiangyun – Research in Post-Compulsory Education, 2021
This study was conducted during the transition to emergency online learning, imposed by the spread of a worldwide pandemic known as COVID-19. The study aimed to examine the factors that influenced student agency during this sudden transition to synchronous online learning in the College of Education at Qatar University. By adopting a mixed methods…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Preservice Teacher Education, Undergraduate Students, Elementary Secondary Education
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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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