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Widening Participation in Greece and England Abstract In the context of a growing number of mature students entering higher education in Europe, this study breaks new ground in comparing the personal and Mature Greece women identities of mature student teachers in Greece and England.
Using an analytical model of student success by Zepke and Leachthe research sought Mature Greece women identify the factors affecting the progress and development of 30 mature student teachers 15 in each country. It was found that individual motivation and prior experience were assets in the development of the beginning teachers, while peer and family support were vital success factors.
In the English context, institutional support by university and school-based tutors was also strong. Barriers included financial difficulties and domestic responsibilities, which impacted in particular on mature women students.
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Key words: Mature student; higher education; teacher education; student teacher; trainee teacher. Introduction The focus of this enquiry is to investigate the personal and professional identities of mature student teachers returning to higher education in Mature Greece women and Greece, to highlight their learning needs and identify key factors affecting their progress in both academic and social spheres.
Studies of mature students have explored the impact of returning to study on students' lives, self-confidence and identity, the negotiation of risk and change, and the inter-relationship of age, gender and academic context, but few studies have focused on the comparative experiences of mature student teachers in European countries Griffiths et al. Throughout Mature Greece women study we will highlight similarities and differences Greeec the eomen different country contexts.
For the purpose of this study, we will use the term mature student to refer to anyone aged 22 or above, as this is likely to be the minimum age of graduation in both countries Kaldi, ; in fact, the minimum age in our sample was We will start by setting the wider context of mature students in Matufe education, before turning to teacher education and Grece specific contexts in Mature Greece women and England in which the research Horny and sexy Tracadie-Sheila wifes mothers carried out.
Widening participation in higher education in Greece and England There has been a rapid expansion of higher education Grewce Europe over the last 15 years. This has been encouraged by government policies in individual countries e. In Greece, numbers Gfeece higher education have more than doubled since the s Psacharopoulos and Tassoulas,with Mature Greece women increases in technological higher education Msture numbers of higher education entrants rose from 43, in to 87, in Mature Greece women and Tsiplakides, In the UK, total enrolment in higher education has increased from 1, in to 2, in Ramsden, This Mature Greece women a 28 per cent increase for undergraduates since Ramsden,and a 39 per cent increase for part-time courses, with increasing diversity in the student body.
Thus it can be seen that, while total numbers of higher education entrants are far lower in Greece than in the UK, the percentage increase over the last ten years is far greater.
However, these trends have not been universal across Europe; Mature Greece women example, while the numbers entering higher education have almost doubled in Albania and Romania, they have decreased in Spain EC, A recent levelling out of numbers Mature Greece women been reported ibid. Moreover, the recent, severe economic recession across a number of European countries poses a further threat Slim Anchorage hosting webcam sex dating top the Mautre of higher education, especially among under-represented groups.
Mature students in higher and teacher education Returning to higher education as a mature student has therefore become a major issue in higher education institutions.
Recent studies e. Hoare and Johnston, ; Burton et al. Major related factors affecting mature students have been identified e. The combination of such factors for Matue women students, in particular, Mature Greece women give rise to loss of confidence and feelings of exclusion, and the impact on their personal life can be considerable, in both positive and negative ways Reay, Research e.
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Davies et al. The importance of raising aspirations in widening participation to previously under-represented groups is emphasised in a study of Australian higher education Sellar et al. Supporting mature students in their decision to re-enter education is regarded as an influential factor in retention and course completion Heenan, ; Yorke and Longden, Other studies have also shown that mature students face a range of Mature Greece women constraints, including differential patterns of access Reay et al.
Margison makes a useful Mature Greece women between fairness e.
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Funding and monetary issues are considered to be the most substantial Ladies looking casual sex GA Cornelia 30531 to post-secondary education in Murray et al. However, many of the studies previously cited include examples of mature student success in higher education, despite disadvantaged backgrounds and problems faced. Contrastingly, recognised barriers to learning for mature adult learners on Mature Greece women education courses in a further education context were recently examined by Burton et al.
Priyadharshini and Robinson-Pant, However, these studies also note the positive qualities which mature women bring to teaching, including good organisation Mature Greece women personal skills, and stress the benefits to women undertaking teacher education, including growth in confidence and other changes in identity. These skills and qualities are also evident in a Mature Greece women of older teachers by Wilkins et al.
Mature Greece women Although their mature entry Matre teacher education experiences are not focussed on explicitly in their Mature Greece women, it is clear from the accounts that these teachers entered the womwn with a wide range of prior experience, skills and personal qualities which may have helped them to remain in the profession, despite many challenges faced over the years.
Only a few studies report findings about the experiences of both men and women mature student teachers e.
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Quintrell and Maguire, Therefore, this study aims to fill a further gap by providing insights into the experiences of both male and female mature student teachers in the Greek and English contexts. In order to understand the nature of mature student teachers in both countries, some further contextual information is needed, and it is to this that we now turn. Mature students Mature Greece women teacher education in Greece and England In Cunningham TN housewives personals education, teacher recruitment and retention issues in both Greece and England in the last ten years have led to some new policy initiatives involving widening participation of entrants to initial teacher education programmes.
For example, shortages of primary school teachers in Greece have led to an Mature Greece women in the numbers of students who apply to enter university primary education departments Sianou-Kyrgiou Mature Greece women Tsiplakides, ; Mature Greece women,a limited number of whom are already graduates; most student teachers in Greece come via the route of the national examination at the age of Mature student teachers Need to tap a ass in Chicago Illinois Greek university courses are mainly graduates from other university or polytechnic departments vocational courses in tertiary education institutions.
Therefore they have experienced higher education and have developed the necessary skills to obtain a degree. It is important to note that there is not Grerce official policy in Greece for mature students entering or re- entering higher education, to select part-time Mature Greece women full-time studies. They all have to follow the full-time Mature Greece women during their studies independent of their working status.
Family funding and support are high concerning compulsory and tertiary education, due to the high image and popularity of higher education in the contemporary Greek society see Stamoulas, ; Sianou-Kyrgiou and Tsiplakides, As the teaching profession, especially the primary sector, has been very popular during the last decade for employment reasons - a shortage of primary Gfeece teachers has resulted in employing all Mature Greece women who train to teach - many higher education Women hot sex Sunset South Carolina from various scientific areas with low recruitment numbers have decided to Grfece career path and become pre-school or primary school teachers.
Therefore, the numbers of graduates who apply to sit the selection exams is rather large and the Greecf very high see also Griffiths et al.Free Cyber Sex Ch Are You Back From Texas
The same national application Sweet greeneyed bbw Felda Florida is used by candidates as that for other degree courses. Universities select entrants Mature Greece women scrutinising end of school exam results Advanced level or equivalentas well as relevant experience working with children and young people.
In addition, one year postgraduate certificate courses PGCE for primary or secondary teaching are available to those who are already graduates in a relevant subject, and these Mature Greece women increasingly attracting older entrants of at least 22 years and Greecf.
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Entry is by Maturd result, as well as relevant experience, and all candidates have to be interviewed by university as well as school representatives. The numbers for each subject or phase are strictly regulated by government targets, set by a complex mix of inspection results, demographic needs and other factors. Currently, numbers in arts subjects at secondary level are being reduced nationally, while overall primary teacher education Maature Mature Greece women not currently affected DfE, In addition, the introduction of new routes into teaching has targeted mature entrants to the profession in order to increase recruitment.
All entrants to these and traditional postgraduate routes PGCE have to hold a Mature Greece women degree and prior experience in teaching or other careers, thus bringing a range of considerable skills into teaching Griffiths, The recent proliferation of employment-based routes, such as the Graduate Teacher Programme, has targeted adult learners in order to Mature Greece women recruitment to teaching in shortage subjects such as mathematics and science Griffiths, and Mature Greece women Housewives wants nsa Fifty Lakes Minnesota either complete Greee four-year course, including a three-year first degree programme, or alternatively follow a one-year programme for which they have to hold Maturs first degree or equivalent already.
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Ericson nebraska swinging. Although such programmes are not usually seen as access routes, they do at Mature Greece women partly fulfil that role, because many of the adult entrants have gone straight from secondary education into paid employment and only later return to study for a first degree, or they have completed access programmes to enter higher education. Other mature entrants to employment-based courses hold degrees completed some years previously, having pursued a range of careers prior to Mature Greece women as a teacher.
A further addition to alternative routes into teaching is the Teach First programme, which attracts high achieving recent graduates usually over 22 who train to teach in schools in challenging circumstances, usually in areas of high economic deprivation, wojen an intensive university-based course. Overall, this shift has increased the numbers of older entrants to teacher education, and unlike Greece, there is no restriction on mature student numbers.
However, there are few part-time Mature Greece women education courses, and financial support for trainee teachers is severely limited; both these factors impact on the choices and experience of older student teachers. In terms of teacher education courses, although there is some inevitable difference in course content wwomen of national curricula, there is remarkable similarity in the structure and delivery of higher education-led teacher education between England and Greece.
In both countries, theoretical inputs at the university are combined with substantial periods of teaching qomen in schools, during which university Mature Greece women visit student teachers Mature Greece women observe their teaching.
University-based assignments are assessed as well as school practicum.
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As we shall Mature Greece women, the role of the school-based mentor is less well Mature Greece women Grfece Greece, although schools qomen have a role in assessing students in both countries. This similarity in structure and delivery makes it valid to compare the two contexts. Theoretical framework The theoretical background of the study Greefe drawn Mature Greece women models of transitions through the life course, based on adults entering or returning to higher education via teacher education programmes.
Life-course research presents MMature as 'the ways in which people construct their own life course through the choices and actions they take, within the opportunities and constraints of history and social circumstance' Ecclestone, Issues around persistence Yorke, and resilience Hoult, will also be considered. Concerns about Mature Greece women transitions are a priority in European policy EC, These students were therefore usually older than those who continued straight from school into further study, and could range from 20 year-olds to more mature entrants.
Success factors included a range of institutional Mature Greece women, such as support by tutors, non-institutional influences, such as support by family and friends see also Zepke et al. A combination of these factors operated in those cases where returning students stayed in further study and completed courses successfully. Where only a few factors were evident, or Gteece concentrated in one aspect, such as individual motivation or peer support, the student was more likely to discontinue their studies.
Even a small amount of institutional support was significant in student retention. We have found this conceptual model helpful and relevant when considering the experiences of mature entrants Mature Greece women teacher education. Individual success Institutional influences Non-institutional Mature Greece women Collaborative success Fig. Within a qualitative, interpretive framework, a life history approach Clandinin and Connelly, was used to explore the experiences of Greece mature student teachers 22f, 8m during their rGeece to become primary teachers.
This approach was particularly suitable for investigating Beautiful couples searching sex tonight Boise experience and highlighting new insights into transition processes.
The research methods used were informal discussions and in-depth, biographical interviews with the trainee teachers.
The term student teachers Mature Greece women used in Greece and trainee teachers was used in England, womsn Mature Greece women will use these two terms interchangeably. A sample of 15 students in each country context was selected 11f, 4m in eachrepresenting a range of gender, age, class, educational background and previous work experience. The age range of the mature students was between and the average age was Involvement in the study was voluntary.
Once mature trainee teachers agreed to participate in the research process, anonymity was guaranteed.