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Training teachers for further and technical education 1950-1982: staff perceptions of changing demands and policies

Training teachers for further and technical education 1950-1982: staff perceptions of changing demands and policies

Gomoluch, Karen and Bailey, Bill (2009) Training teachers for further and technical education 1950-1982: staff perceptions of changing demands and policies. In: 8th JVET Conference: Researching Vocational Education and Training, 3-5 Jul 2009, Worcester College, Oxford, UK. (Unpublished)

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Abstract

This paper aims to create a picture of aspects of the working lives of some trainers of technical and further education teachers in a specialist teacher training college in Bolton, Lancashire, from the 1950s to the 1980's. There is little reference to technical teacher training in the literature on teacher training in the second half of the twentieth century. With this gap in mind, this paper sets out to record some memories and impressions of staff involved during these years. Using data from a series of semi-structured interviews, the discussion centres upon their perceptions of their work: of their students, the working environment, the curriculum and their relationships with the technical colleges for whom they were training teachers. The paper has three sections. It begins with a brief discussion of the issues arising from the choice of research methods. The second section contextualises the study and traces the history of Bolton Technical Teachers' Training College from its establishment through to its merger with the Institute of Technology in 1982. This is followed by the presentation and discussion of the interview data.

Item Type: Conference or Conference Paper (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: technical teacher training, further education teacher training, teacher training staff
Subjects: L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB2300 Higher Education
Pre-2014 Departments: School of Education
School of Education > Department of Professional Learning & Development
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Last Modified: 14 Oct 2016 09:05
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URI: http://gala.gre.ac.uk/id/eprint/1891

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