School-based learning: constraints and limitations in learning from school experience for teaching assistants

Edmond, N. (2003) School-based learning: constraints and limitations in learning from school experience for teaching assistants Journal of Education for Teaching, 29 (2). pp. 113-123. ISSN 0260-7476

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Abstract

The role and numbers of teaching assistants (TAs) in English schools has grown dramatically in recent years. This is associated with professional development which could give access to Qualified Teacher Status. This part-time, school-based route is consistent with the growth of alternative routes into teaching that are based on an ‘apprenticeship model of teacher training’. This model is consistent with the dominant model of ‘reflective practice’ in teacher training. This study of a cohort of students in their first year of a part-time degree programme for TAs examines the role of experience from constructivist and sociocultural perspectives. It concludes that the TAs’ social context in school has a significant impact on the potential to learn from experience and this needs to be addressed in the design of such programmes.

Item Type:Journal article
Additional Information:This is an Author's Original Manuscript of an article submitted for consideration in the Journal of Education for Teaching © Taylor & Francis is available online at http://www.tandfonline.com/10.1080/0260747032000092648
Uncontrolled Keywords:work-based learning; teaching assistants
Subjects:X000 Education > X100 Teacher Education > X190 Teacher Education not elsewhere classified
DOI (a stable link to the resource):10.1080/0260747032000092648
Faculties:Faculty of Education and Sport > School of Education > Education Research Centre
ID Code:6083
Deposited By:Dr. Nadia Edmond
Deposited On:03 Feb 2010
Last Modified:07 Oct 2013 16:00

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