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Just in time and future-proofing? Policy, challenges and opportunities in the professional development of part-time teachers

Beaton, Fran (2017) Just in time and future-proofing? Policy, challenges and opportunities in the professional development of part-time teachers. International Journal for Academic Development, 22 (1). pp. 19-30. ISSN 1360-144X. E-ISSN 1470-1324. (doi:10.1080/1360144X.2016.1261354)

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Abstract

Part-time teachers form a growing proportion of the global HE workforce. Their backgrounds can vary from Graduate Teaching Assistants (GTAs) teaching for the first time, to practitioners bringing workplace experience into HE and sessional teachers, all with differing professional development needs. This paper builds on previous research to consider structures and practices promoting sustainable, effective professional development for part-timers, to propose proactive holistic professional development, and raise institutional awareness of the challenges of reaching part-timers. A case study, exploring the lived experiences of part-time staff, illustrates key features of part-timers’ preparation for their current work and future aspirations.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1080/1360144X.2016.1261354
Uncontrolled keywords: part-time teachers; policy; professional development
Subjects: L Education
Divisions: Faculties > University wide - Teaching/Research Groups > Centre for the Study of Higher Education
Depositing User: Fran Beaton
Date Deposited: 21 Oct 2016 12:22 UTC
Last Modified: 29 May 2019 18:01 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/57991 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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