Becoming a teacher: transitions from training to the classroom in the NWFP, Pakistan

Westbrook, Jo, Shah, Nazneen, Durrani, Naureen, Tikly, Clare, Khan, Wazim and Dunne, Mairead (2009) Becoming a teacher: transitions from training to the classroom in the NWFP, Pakistan. International Journal of Educational Development, 29 (4). pp. 437-444. ISSN 0738-0593

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ijedudev.2008.12.001

Abstract

This paper addresses issues related to the effectiveness of teacher education in Pakistan in the North West Frontier Province (NWFP), through a small scale collaborative research study in two state secondary schools, one girls’ and one boys’. The aim was to explore how newly qualified teachers manage their transition from student teachers to classroom teachers. In teasing out the relationship between teacher training experiences and classroom practice, we highlight the importance of greater consideration of the social and professional contexts of the school within training programmes as a means to make sustained improvements in the quality of classroom teaching and learning.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Teacher training, educational quality, newly qualified teachers (NQTs), pedagogies, Pakistan, collaborative research
Subjects: X100 Training Teachers
X200 Research and Study Skills in Education
X300 Academic studies in Education
Department: Faculties > Health and Life Sciences > School of Health, Community and Education Studies > Education and Lifelong Learning
Depositing User: EPrint Services
Date Deposited: 21 Sep 2010 10:08
Last Modified: 10 Aug 2015 11:42
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/2792

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