Gatekeepers to the profession: recruitment to initial teacher education in the United Kingdom

John Kirkman, Mark Connolly, James Nelson, Moira Hulme, Peter Davies, Celia Greenway, Vivienne Baumfield, Mark Hadfield

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    Abstract

    We develop a framing for research on the relationship between context, process and outcomes in recruitment to the teaching profession. We do this through a ‘home international’ comparison of policies, outcomes and recruitment processes in England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales. There is plenty of movement between these countries in the graduate labour market, but the contexts for teacher supply and demand vary in terms of: (i) scale, (ii) excess supply or demand, (iii) reliance of policy on market forces or bureaucracy and (iv) beliefs of policymakers about whether teaching is a craft or a profession. Recent changes in England and Wales have highlighted the importance of recruitment to initial teacher education (ITE as a policy issue whilst also creating further points of comparison which are useful for research. We draw on trends in data on recruitment to teaching and in-depth interviews with gatekeepers to the profession in each country.
    Original languageEnglish
    Publication statusPublished - 17 Sep 2015
    EventBritish Educational Research Association Annual Conference 2015 - Queen's University Belfast, Belfast, United Kingdom
    Duration: 15 Sep 201517 Sep 2015
    https://www.bera.ac.uk/conference/annual-conference-2015

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    ConferenceBritish Educational Research Association Annual Conference 2015
    Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
    CityBelfast
    Period15/09/201517/09/2015
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