Silenced voices: the disappearance of the university and the student teacher in teacher education policy discourse in England

McIntyre, Joanna and Youens, Bernadette and Stevenson, Howard (2017) Silenced voices: the disappearance of the university and the student teacher in teacher education policy discourse in England. Research Papers in Education . pp. 1-15. ISSN 1470-1146

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Abstract

The teacher preparation landscape in England has been subject to radical policy change. Since 2010 the policy agenda has repositioned initial teacher preparation as a craft best learnt through observation and imitation of teachers in school settings. Simultaneously a market based approach to the recruitment of pre-service teachers has led to significant changes for prospective entrants to the profession. In the enactment of policy between 2010-2015, the roles of universities and voices of prospective teachers were systematically silenced. Using critical discourse analysis we demonstrate how both actors have been positioned in, and have accommodated and resisted, the current policy discourses. These findings highlight the importance of problematizing and understanding these emerging issues at local and international levels.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in Research papers in Education on 14/11/2017, available online: http://www.tandfonline.com/10.1080/02671522.2017.1402084
Schools/Departments: University of Nottingham, UK > Faculty of Social Sciences > School of Education
Identification Number: 10.1080/02671522.2017.1402084
Depositing User: Mcintyre, Joanna
Date Deposited: 14 Nov 2017 15:57
Last Modified: 14 Nov 2017 16:01
URI: http://eprints.nottingham.ac.uk/id/eprint/47416

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