How do I cope with that? The challenge of 'schooling' cultures in further education for trainee FE lecturers
Bathmaker, A.-M. and Avis, J. (2007) How do I cope with that? The challenge of 'schooling' cultures in further education for trainee FE lecturers. British Educational Research Journal, 33 (4). pp. 509-532. ISSN 1469-3518
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Publisher's URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/01411920701434037
This paper forms part of a wider body of work which explores the crucial contemporary issue of identity formation of lecturers, particularly trainee lecturers, in FE. The paper uses a case study of two trainee lecturers and explores how they negotiate working with younger, less motivated students than they anticipated teaching in FE. The paper contributes to national and international debate on the significance of teacher identities for teaching and learning, particularly in the context of post-compulsory education. It responds to the notion of vocational habitus, proposed by Colley et al (2003), arguing that lecturers and students on more general vocational courses can revert back to relationships which both associate negatively with 'schooling'. In putting forward this argument, the paper refers to the significance of the literature on youth transitions in attempting to understand the formation of identities in further education. Bathmaker is responsible for 95%.