Report 16: Teaching the Teachers: Higher Education and the Continuing Professional Development of English Teachers

Employability & Enterprise, English across the sectors

Overview

This report looks at the role of higher education English in delivering continuing professional development to English teachers in the secondary sector, a potentially significant market for postgraduate courses. Secondary English also represents a way in which HE English might engage with the workplace and lifelong learning. Much of the report is based a survey of English teachers: they demonstrate a strong desire to extend their subject knowledge. It emerges, however, that the methods of course delivery in HE often prevent them from taking up postgraduate courses.

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