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Networking and the development of professionals: Beginning teachers building social capital

Fox, Alison R. C. and Wilson, Elaine G. (2015). Networking and the development of professionals: Beginning teachers building social capital. Teaching and Teacher Education, 47 pp. 93–107.

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Abstract

Beginning teachers need support when starting their teaching career. Networking can help teachers develop social capital which supports their development as professionals on their career journey. This paper presents case studies of three secondary school trainee teachers during an English year-long initial teacher education programme. The relationships supporting trainees were characterised differently: for practice development as opposed to enhancing a sense of belonging to the profession. Whether supportive relationships developed depended not only on the trainees but also on others. The paper encourages those involved in teacher education to promote social-capital building as supportive of the development of teachers as professionals.

Item Type: Journal Item
ISSN: 0742-051X
Academic Unit/School: Faculty of Wellbeing, Education and Language Studies (WELS) > Education, Childhood, Youth and Sport > Education
Faculty of Wellbeing, Education and Language Studies (WELS) > Education, Childhood, Youth and Sport
Faculty of Wellbeing, Education and Language Studies (WELS)
Research Group: Centre for Research in Education and Educational Technology (CREET)
Item ID: 48281
Depositing User: Alison Fox
Date Deposited: 25 Jan 2017 15:19
Last Modified: 07 Dec 2018 10:50
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/48281
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