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“Margaret McMillan’s Ideals for Early Years Teacher Education: The Impact on Contemporary ITE Teacher Development”.

Liebovich, Betty. 2013. “Margaret McMillan’s Ideals for Early Years Teacher Education: The Impact on Contemporary ITE Teacher Development”. TACTYC Annual Conference, [Article]

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This research explores the programme offered in the Rachel McMillan Teacher Training College for educating future teachers of young children in the early 20th century and the purpose and intent of the curriculum. By keeping in mind the goals for those future teachers and the focus for offering young children a high quality learning experience, we can critically analyse our contemporary attitudes and approaches to educating young children. In order to get a sense of how and whether the RMTC upheld the ethos of Margaret McMillan’s original curriculum for the
college, former students of RMTC were interviewed about their experiences while on the teacher education course. These views were then juxtaposed against the experiences shared by students who have recently completed the PGCE programme at Goldsmiths University of London with a specialisation in early years education.
Goldsmiths created a pilot programme offered to a select few of the early years PGCE programme students last year, involving a partnership with six outstanding nursery/children’s centres to provide these select students with an enhanced teaching and learning experience that embraced many of McMillan’s ideals for teacher education. Two of these students were also interviewed to gain insight into their experiences on this new facet of the PGCE programme.

Item Type:

Article

Departments, Centres and Research Units:

Educational Studies

Dates:

DateEvent
2013Published

Item ID:

12326

Date Deposited:

28 Jul 2015 10:11

Last Modified:

27 Jun 2017 09:28

URI:

http://research.gold.ac.uk/id/eprint/12326

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