By Wendy Robinson
This ground-breaking ebook uncovers a hidden historical past of the pro develop¬ment of serving lecturers. Drawing on hitherto unpublished archive fabric, Wendy Robinson unearths an op¬timistic and liberal age of excessive type meetings within the Nineteen Twenties and Thirties, in Lon¬don inns and Oxford faculties, loose from govt regulate, the place lecturers from around the nation and in another country, collected for pro, highbrow and cultural 'refreshment'. The prestige hooked up to those events was once signified through the celebs who graced them, together with royalty, public intellectuals, academic practitioners and politicians. Professor Robinson then exhibits how post-war education turned extra instrumental, taken over through the Ministry of schooling with its centrally-prescribed complicated classes, and, from 1970, by means of neighborhood schooling specialists' invention of ap¬parently democratic lecturers' Centres. This research is complemented by way of face-to-face interviews with lecturers and different practitioners as soon as lively in specialist improvement. attention-grabbing, specified inter¬views brilliantly catch academics' lived event improvement and its impact on their instructing, occupation improvement id. clean and unique, lucidly written via one of many major historians of schooling in Britain, A studying occupation? is vital and fascinating analyzing for these inter¬ested within the improvement of a educating career.
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53. 203. Ministry of Education (hereafter MoE), Annual Report, 1947, p. 45. Ibid. Ibid. Board of Education. (1944). Teachers and youth leaders: Report of the committee appointed by the president of the board of education to consider the supply, recruitment and training of teachers and youth leaders. London, UK: HMSO (hereafter McNair Report). See Crook, D. (1995). ‘Universities, teacher training, and the legacy of McNair 1944–94’, History of Education, 24(3), 231–245. 47. 48–62. 49. 48–53. 54–62.
102 The first, conducted internally by the Statistics Division of the Department’s Planning Branch, compiled information on all courses offered to serving teachers in England and Wales during the period 1/09/1966 – 31/08/1967. 103 The Department continued to expand its programme of training for serving teachers throughout the later years of the 1960s, and also continued to offer a range of different types of courses. 104 However, the Department’s Annual Report gives no further information about these courses, though we might assume that the provision of courses in Russian reflects the importance of that language during the Cold War.
These raise important generic questions for the field of teacher professional development more widely as well as framing some of the discussions subsequently developed in this book. NOTES 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 Dent, H. (1977). The training of teachers in England and Wales 1800–1975. 44–46. 153–4. 35. 36. 79. 154. 79. For contemporary discussions of the idea of the ‘cascade model’ see: Bax, S. (2002). ‘The social and cultural dimensions of trainer training’, Journal of Education for Teaching, 28(2), 165–178; Gilpin, A.