Article

The professional learning of further education lecturers: Effects of initial lecturer education programmes on continuing professional learning in Scotland and Wales

Citation

Husband G (2018) The professional learning of further education lecturers: Effects of initial lecturer education programmes on continuing professional learning in Scotland and Wales. Research in Post Compulsory Education, 23 (2), pp. 159-180. https://doi.org/10.1080/13596748.2018.1444384

Abstract
This paper reports on the results of a research study conducted in two colleges of further education in Scotland and Wales. The aim of the study was to begin to understand the ongoing effects of initial lecturer education programmes. Using the accounts of respondent lecturers and detailed documentary analysis, an accurate picture of the professional learning provision in the two colleges and devolved sectors was constructed. The research found that induction practices, mentor support, model of initial lecturer education programmes and engagement with practice focused work based learning all had significant impacts on ongoing engagement with professional learning. The paper concludes with suggestions for practice related to the structuring of professional learning from induction to continuous career long provision.

Keywords
Further education; vocational teachers; work based learning; lecturer education; professional learning; lecturer initial education

Journal
Research in Post Compulsory Education: Volume 23, Issue 2

StatusPublished
Publication date31/12/2018
Publication date online08/05/2018
Date accepted by journal15/02/2018
URLhttp://hdl.handle.net/1893/26729
PublisherTaylor and Francis
ISSN1359-6748
eISSN1747-5112