Pre-service teacher education in English secondary schools: opportunities for intergenerational learning through mentoring

Parfitt, A (2020) 'Pre-service teacher education in English secondary schools: opportunities for intergenerational learning through mentoring.' In: Dorczak, R and Portela Pruaño, A, eds. Generational diversity and intergenerational collaboration among teachers: perspectives and experience. Jagiellonian University Institute of Public Affairs, Kraków, pp. 45-60. ISBN 9788365688651

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Abstract

The practicum brings together pre-service teachers to work with experienced school staff and typically involves different generations through mentoring arrangements. The school-based experience in relation to the mentoring of pre-service teachers, is increasingly emphasised in policy recommendations at the international level, with the view that the workplace can offer attractive opportunities for learning the craft of teaching through IGL arrangements. However, in the English context, the realisation of IGL through mentoring would appear to be limited. To some extent it is evident in the mentoring dyad by preparing the pre-service teacher for the classroom. However, the transformative affordances of IGL for a school in the English context are unlikely to be realised, for whilst pre-service teachers can contribute effectively at the classroom level, there are few channels, if any, for them to inject new knowledge at the institutional level.

Item Type: Book Chapter or Section
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Keywords: mentoring, pre-service preparation, transformation
Divisions: School of Education
Research Centres and Groups: Centre for Research in Equity, Inclusion and Community
Date Deposited: 08 Jan 2021 12:34
Last Modified: 11 Jan 2021 12:30
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