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Crawley, Jim – Research in Post-Compulsory Education, 2018
Evidence is growing that the quality of teachers and teaching are significant factors in enhancing student learning, so research into teacher education could make a major contribution to preparing our future teachers. Post-compulsory teacher education research lacks recognition almost to the point of invisibility. Post-Compulsory Education (PCE)…
Descriptors: Teacher Effectiveness, Teacher Education Programs, Program Effectiveness, Teaching Methods
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Hobley, Janet – Research in Post-Compulsory Education, 2018
This research draws on the concepts of practice architecture, middle leader and scholarship and uses narrative analysis drawn from a 'community of practice' of HE in FE practitioners. Whilst being an existing 'community of practice', the university concerned changed the collaborative framework of support and this provided a platform for the…
Descriptors: Communities of Practice, Scholarship, Interviews, Administrators
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Kendall, Alex; Kempson, Michelle; French, Amanda – Research in Post-Compulsory Education, 2018
Drawing on the findings of a Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (QAA) funded, multi-institutional, regional project, "Transitions West Midlands", this paper works with Further Education (FE) students' transition narratives as they look forward to, and back from the move from FE to HE and explores the role of the local,…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Quality Assurance, Foreign Countries, Postsecondary Education
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Lloyd, Catherine; Jones, Samantha – Research in Post-Compulsory Education, 2018
This article comes out of our shared experiences of undertaking post graduate research whilst working in the further education (FE) sector. In 2014, we established a research network within our college, with the initial aim of providing opportunities for those undertaking research to meet and discuss their work. We provide insight into our…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Adult Education, Educational Research, Communities of Practice
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Mycroft, Lou – Research in Post-Compulsory Education, 2018
Drawing on stories from ten years of social purpose teacher education in the UK, this paper assumes that the future of further education is still unwritten. It illustrates complex and workable ideas via a theorised sketch of the fictional Bee Learning Programme, an imagined education setting of the future. The narrative that follows is designed to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Education Programs, Adult Education, Educational Development
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Wright, Victoria; Loughlin, Theresa; Hall, Val – Research in Post-Compulsory Education, 2018
This paper reports on Phase Two of a small-scale qualitative research project. Phase One (2015-2016) focused on pre-service student teachers' perceptions of observation and feedback in relation to their developing identity as teachers. In Phase Two, two previous participants reflected on the research findings as qualified and beginning teachers.…
Descriptors: Beginning Teachers, Qualitative Research, Professional Identity, Communities of Practice
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Longden, Alison; Monaghan, Tom; Mycroft, Lou; Kelly, Claire – Research in Post-Compulsory Education, 2018
A chance observation in a staff training session led to a series of action research projects, which dug into why some educators are digitally resistant whilst others, however experienced, are not. The Education and Training Foundation-funded "FAB Projects" have so far spanned three years and three small-scale research investigations and…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Resilience (Psychology), Mastery Learning, Action Research
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Cornish, Carlene – Research in Post-Compulsory Education, 2018
RPA (Raising of Participation Age) legislation re-positioned all youth in England to participate in post-16 education and training, the ultimate aim to develop 'human capital'. However, how does RPA play out in practice with previously NEET (not in education, employment or training) and so-called disengaged youth engaged on a Level 1…
Descriptors: Access to Education, Program Effectiveness, Reentry Students, Continuation Students
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Hadawi, Ali; Crabbe, M. James C. – Research in Post-Compulsory Education, 2018
In his keynote lecture at the Reimagining Further Education conference in Birmingham in June 2016, Sir Frank McLoughlin was clear that the sector 'needed a mission' to unite around, and to let people know where it is going. This was endorsed by the attendees, who felt that it would enable the sector to regain ownership of what it stands for…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Institutional Mission, Strategic Planning, Educational Objectives
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Sodiq, Abdulla; Abbott, Ian – Research in Post-Compulsory Education, 2018
This paper aims to explore Academic Staff Governor (ASG) roles at three further education colleges in England. Uniquely, the research focuses on ASG activities, the understanding of ASG roles, and aspects of the role that can be reimagined, which may be of benefit to practising governors, particularly ASGs such as further education (FE) teacher…
Descriptors: Governance, Adult Education, College Administration, Board of Education Role
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Thompson, Carol; Wolstencroft, Peter – Research in Post-Compulsory Education, 2018
The role of the middle manager has proved to be a difficult one to define due to the fluid nature of the tasks performed and the heterogeneity of understanding that exists for the term. This is further complicated by the differences associated with the context in which individual manager's work. This research, which explores the drive towards…
Descriptors: Public Sector, Private Sector, Middle Management, Trust (Psychology)
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Black, Stephen; Bee, Barbara – Research in Post-Compulsory Education, 2018
This article explores adult literacy pedagogy in the Australian vocational education and training (VET) sector which has long provided most adult literacy programmes. We draw on semi-structured interviews with a small group of eight teachers undertaken in 2005 as part of a project on the social capital outcomes of adult literacy programmes.…
Descriptors: Adult Literacy, Progressive Education, Foreign Countries, Neoliberalism
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Bartram, Brendan – Research in Post-Compulsory Education, 2018
This paper examines lecturers' perspectives on students' 'emotional bargaining' in higher education. Based on a social-functional understanding of emotions, it utilises a small-scale qualitative survey approach to explore and compare the views of 43 teaching staff at three universities in England, the Netherlands and Sweden. Particular…
Descriptors: College Students, College Faculty, Neoliberalism, Teacher Attitudes
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Husband, Gary – Research in Post-Compulsory Education, 2018
This paper reports on the results of a research study conducted in two colleges of further education in Scotland and Wales. The aim of the study was to begin to understand the ongoing effects of initial lecturer education programmes. Using the accounts of respondent lecturers and detailed documentary analysis, an accurate picture of the…
Descriptors: Professional Education, Foreign Countries, Faculty Development, Communities of Practice
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Bywater, Amy; Mander, Sarah – Research in Post-Compulsory Education, 2018
This self-reflective article considers the support mechanisms from which new lecturers from a teaching background may benefit upon their entry to academia. The concept of academic identity is explored and the suggestion of a continually evolving professional identity is discussed. Emergent themes of reciprocity and critical friendship, team…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Higher Education, Professional Identity, Mentors
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