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Exploring difficulties in learning to teach English post-16

Butcher, J. (2003). Exploring difficulties in learning to teach English post-16. Curriculum Journal, 14(2) pp. 233–252.

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This article investigates the experiences and training needs of student teachers as they learn to teach post-16 English on a secondary Post Graduate Certificate in Education. A case-study was conducted on a sample of Open University PGCE English students and mentors over a six-month period. Five research instruments were developed and used iteratively to generate qualitative data.
The study reveals significant problems, resulting in students feeling underprepared at the end of their 11-18 PGCE for the demands of post-16 English teaching. The results illuminate the need for more effective models of learning to teach post-16 English.

Item Type: Journal Item
ISSN: 0958-5176
Keywords: A level English; teacher training; post-16
Academic Unit/School: Learning and Teaching Innovation (LTI) > Institute of Educational Technology (IET)
Learning and Teaching Innovation (LTI)
Research Group: Centre for Research in Education and Educational Technology (CREET)
Item ID: 338
Depositing User: Users 12 not found.
Date Deposited: 16 May 2006
Last Modified: 07 Dec 2018 08:47
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