publication . Thesis . 2017

A Case Study of a School Science Department: A Site for Workplace Learning?

Heighes, Deborah Anne;
Open Access English
  • Published: 17 Aug 2017
This descriptive and illuminative case study of one science department in a successful, urban, secondary school in the south of England considers the science department as a site of workplace learning and the experience of beginning teachers in this context. Policy change in initial teacher training (ITT) has given schools a major role in the recruitment of trainees and emphasized the schools’ role in their training. Additionally, there continue to be significant challenges to recruit science specialist teachers despite substantial bursaries. \ud \ud For the purposes of this study, a community of practice of those involved with ITT and beginning teachers was def...
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