publication . Article . 2008

Preparing potential teachers for the transition from employment to teacher training: an evaluative case study of a Maths Enhancement Course

May, Steve; Gay, Jane; Atkins, Nigel; Marks-Maran, Diane;
Open Access English
  • Published: 01 Jun 2008
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • Country: United Kingdom
Abstract
In response to a UK government drive to improve maths teaching in schools, the South West London Maths Enhancement Course (MEC) has been set up though collaboration between three Higher Education institutions (HEIs) to provide an efficient route for non maths graduates in employment to upgrade their subject knowledge and give a smooth transition into teacher training (PGCE).\ud \ud An evaluation of the scheme, measured against Teacher Development Agency (TDA) objectives and success criteria agreed by university staff, involved thematic analysis of focus group discussions and interviews with students and staff during both the MEC and PGCE courses. This has reveal...
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ACM Computing Classification System: ComputingMilieux_COMPUTERSANDEDUCATION
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