Teaching and Training in Post-Compulsory Education

Teaching and Training in Post-Compulsory Education

Teaching and Training in Post-Compulsory Education

Teaching and Training in Post-Compulsory Education

Synopsis

"This should be essential reading for anyone involved in the training and professional development of early years practitioners. The book features clear definitions, summary charts, case studies, reading lists and exercises. I particularly liked the stimulating 'ideas galleries' with their statements from researchers, policy-makers and practitioners around the world." Nursery World "sensibly structured and easily assimilated. The blueprint for each chapter is soon established: each has an introduction and tasks are planned coherently. Themes can be followed through and it is easy to make connections between topics in different chapters.... This unpretentious book challenges myths about what good teaching is, suggests interpretations of the new learning age and where the myriad of purported support agencies are situated in it." Talisman, March 2004 "...clearly written, well organised, easy to use, practical and accessible for both new and continuing teachers." The Lecturer Teaching and Training in Post-Compulsory Education is the definitive textbook on learning, teaching, resources, assessment and course planning in all areas of post-compulsory education. This new edition has been thoroughly revised and updated to include recent initiatives and developments in PCE including: The growth of vocationalism in education Curriculum 2000 New curricula in nurse training and police training Foundation degrees The Learning and Skills Councils Appropriate FENTO standards are detailed in each chapter The authors examine key areas in post-compulsory education through topical discussion, practical exercises, theory, reading, analysis, information, discussion and examples of student work. Popular features of the previous edition such as the chronology of PCE have been retained and fully updated. The book examines the breadth of post-compulsory education from A-level, Further Education and vocational colleges through to private and public industry and commerce training. Designed primarily for use on the Certificate in Education (Post-Compulsory), the book is also used widely on training courses including the Postgraduate Certificate in Education, City & Guilds Further and Adult Education Teachers Certificate. It is key reading for students at all levels who are training to teach in post-compulsory education, teachers educators and trainers from industry and commerce.

Excerpt

This book is chiefly a resource for students following the Certificate of Education in post-compulsory education (PCE), or in what may variously be termed 'further education' (FE), 'adult and further education' or similar, which all have in common a concern with students post-16. Nationally the Certificate of Education operates as a development of provision such as the City & Guilds (C&G) Further and Adult Education Teachers' Certificate or the Joint Examination Board Teachers' Diploma courses. While directed primarily at Certificate of Education students, this book will also prove useful for students studying these latter courses, as well as for those training to teach in the secondary or FE sectors on Postgraduate Certificate of Education (PGCE) courses. In addition, teachers of post-16 students involved in staff development in schools, sixth-form, tertiary or FE colleges, or in the adult education sector will find this book a helpful resource. It will therefore be suitable for training and development at Stages 1, 2 and 3 as identified by the Further Education National Training Organization (FENTO). The Dearing Report Higher Education in the Learning Society (Dearing 1997) is likely to lead to a more systematic approach to professional training in higher education (HE) which this book could also support. Finally, the book will be useful in relation to a wide range of development activities for those involved in training in industry and commerce, both in the public and private sectors.

Teaching and Training in Post-compulsory Education is not intended as a textbook to be read from cover to cover. Its purpose is more practical and dynamic. It assumes that its users are engaged in a programme of training or staff development and that they are either teaching/training or engaged in teaching practice. It makes teachers' professional contexts the focus for their development and each section therefore contains a . . .

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