‘I came out feeling scared and pressured, and just like a number': undergraduate Education Studies students' perceptions of post-graduate Initial Teacher Education (ITE) routes and selection processes for 2016-17

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dc.contributor.author Purves, Ross en
dc.contributor.author Pulsford, Mark en
dc.date.accessioned 2017-10-23T13:29:35Z
dc.date.available 2017-10-23T13:29:35Z
dc.date.issued 2017
dc.identifier.citation Purves, R. and Pulsford, M. (2018) '‘I came out feeling scared and pressured, and just like a number': undergraduate Education Studies students' perceptions of post-graduate Initial Teacher Education (ITE) routes and selection processes for 2016-17', Teacher Education Advancement Network Journal, 10 (1) en
dc.identifier.issn 2054-5266
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2086/14682
dc.identifier.uri https://ojs.cumbria.ac.uk/index.php/TEAN/article/view/443/566
dc.description The file attached to this record is the author's final peer reviewed version. The Publisher's final version can be found by following the URI link
dc.description.abstract This paper reports on one phase of a research project examining the National College of Teaching and Leadership’s (NCTL) revised methodology for the allocation of postgraduate ITE places for the 2016-17 academic year. The paper’s focus is the often neglected voices of applicants as they negotiated this process, for whom this revised methodology ‘pilot’ year was their first and potentially only engagement with the ITE recruitment system, and doing so often represented a significant personal milestone on a life-long journey towards a career in the classroom. In all, 21 participants from a large Undergraduate Education Studies degree took part in focus groups or interviews during May and June 2016 about their experiences of applying and interviewing for a range of ITE routes and providers. The findings indicate the significance of (assumed) differences between University-based and School-based routes in shaping applicants’ perceptions of their experiences; the impact of the frenetic atmosphere generated by the ‘race’ to secure a place during this recruitment cycle; and applicants’ varied responses to providers’ tactics and reported ‘gaming’ of the system. Implications and recommendations for ITE providers are made, set briefly in the context of the ‘teacher recruitment crisis’ and the direction of travel for ITE provision. en
dc.language.iso en en
dc.subject teacher recruitment en
dc.subject ITT - Initial teacher training en
dc.subject ITE - initial teacher education en
dc.subject NCTL - National College of Teaching and Leadership en
dc.subject PGCE - Postgraduate Certificate in Education en
dc.subject SCITT - School Centered Initial Teacher Training en
dc.subject School Direct en
dc.subject applicants en
dc.subject Education Studies en
dc.title ‘I came out feeling scared and pressured, and just like a number': undergraduate Education Studies students' perceptions of post-graduate Initial Teacher Education (ITE) routes and selection processes for 2016-17 en
dc.type Article en
dc.researchgroup Institute for Education Futures en
dc.peerreviewed Yes en
dc.funder School of Applied Social Sciences Small Research Fund en
dc.projectid N/A en
dc.cclicence CC-BY-NC en
dc.date.acceptance 2017-09-05 en


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