Averting the crisis in trainee teacher well-being – learning lessons across European contexts: A comparative study

Thompson, S., Quickfall, A., Clarke, E. and Glazzard, J. (2020) Averting the crisis in trainee teacher well-being – learning lessons across European contexts: A comparative study. Journal of comparative & international higher education. ISSN 2151-0407 (In Press)

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Abstract

Teacher well-being is frequently high-lighted as a significant contributor to poor retention rates. Whilst there remains a focus on the well-being of serving teachers and pupils, there is a paucity of research directly focusing on the well-being of trainee teachers. This pilot study sought to compare the experiences of trainee teachers from three European countries, in an attempt to identify the resources and challenges faced by teachers during their training. Through the use of interviews and visual approaches, key factors, which appeared to influence trainee teachers’ well-being, were identified. Through shifting the focus of training onto the development of communities of practice, the development of interpersonal skills, and supporting the development of strong relationships, it is hoped that Initial Teacher Training (ITT) programmes in England can draw on some best practice from other European contexts to better support trainee teachers’ well-being.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: © 2020 Open Journals in Education. This is the author accepted manuscript of an article in the open access journal Journal of Comparative & International Higher Education. Uploaded in accordance with the publisher's self-archiving policy.
Divisions: School of Teacher Development
Depositing User: Stephen Macdonald
Date Deposited: 17 Feb 2020 11:21
Last Modified: 18 Feb 2020 08:43
URI: http://bgro.repository.guildhe.ac.uk/id/eprint/706

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