Locating the third space in Initial Teacher Training
Read, A. 2012. Locating the third space in Initial Teacher Training. Research in Teacher Education. 2 (2), pp. 31-36.
Since changes to Initial Teacher Education (ITE) in 1992, school–university partnerships for Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) courses in the UK have grown closer than ever. Yet, even with lessened hierarchy and increased dialogue, gaps between what is learnt at university and what is experienced at school remain. Taking Bhabha and Zeichner’s use of the theoretical concept of ‘third space’, this exploratory paper documents the author’s attempt to locate and negotiate a hybrid space where a cohort of religious education (RE) student teachers’ experiences can be mediated, and the gap between theory and practice reduced.
|Keywords||third space; partnerships; ITE; mentors; university mentoring|
|Journal||Research in Teacher Education|
|Research in Teacher Education|
|Journal citation||2 (2), pp. 31-36|
|Publisher||University of East London, Cass School of Education and Communities|
|13 Nov 2012|
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|Deposited||13 Nov 2012|
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