Ideals of ITE students at the University of Glasgow

de Ruyter, D. J., Conroy, J. C. , Lappin, M. and McKinney, S. (2003) Ideals of ITE students at the University of Glasgow. Teaching and Teacher Education, 19(8), pp. 771-785. (doi: 10.1016/j.tate.2003.03.003)

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Analysis of a questionnaire completed by initial teacher education (ITE) students at the University of Glasgow shows a clear divergence between their personal and professional ideals. The students define their own ideals predominantly in terms of situations, like being married, having children or being happy. Their professional ideals, which comprise the ideals they want to pass on to pupils and their views about the ideal teacher, are mainly defined in terms of character traits, like being kind, honest and hard working. Another outcome that was different from our expectations was that, though the ITE has a Catholic mission, only a small number of students mention religious ideals.

Item Type:Articles
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Lappin, Ms Mary and Conroy, Professor James and McKinney, Professor Stephen
Authors: de Ruyter, D. J., Conroy, J. C., Lappin, M., and McKinney, S.
Subjects:L Education > LC Special aspects of education
College/School:College of Social Sciences > School of Education
Journal Name:Teaching and Teacher Education
Publisher:Elsevier Ltd
ISSN (Online):1879-2480
Published Online:23 October 2003

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