Facilitating placement for initial teacher education in further education and training settings

Ref: 02/23/2017 - 13
Name: Dr. Jane O'Kelly
Email Address: jane.okelly@dcu.ie
Phone Number: 01 8842274
Institution Address: DCU Institute of Education
Seeking a partner/s in: Northern Ireland

The placement of students in further education and training settings in the republic of Ireland is a relatively new process responding to a change in policy regarding accreditation of teachers in FET settings by the Irish Teaching Council (2013). Teacher placement in formal education settings has a long history of partnership and reciprocation within that sector. Further education and training settings have developed their own process of recruitment and induction that is sectorally specific and mindful of learner needs and characteristics. This research would focus on the placement experience of NQTs in further education and training and how the process might be improved for teachers, placement settings and learners.