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Career changers a new force in teacher training

Publié par Clifford Armion le 01/04/2010

Peter Walker and Rachel Williams

"Increasing numbers of former bankers, lawyers and managers are moving into teaching, according to statistics released today which suggest that career-changing professionals could eventually outnumber new graduates on teacher training courses.

"There was a 35% year-on-year rise in the number of career changers applying to train as teachers during 2009/10, according to the Training and Development Agency for Schools (TDA). This was a faster rate than that for applications from students or graduates starting their first career, which increased by 19% and 27% respectively.

"Career changers currently remain in the minority within teacher training, with 13,500 people from other professions applying for courses this year, as against a total of 29,000 students or recent graduates. However, the TDA has recorded an enormous increase in enquiries about teacher training from people currently in other careers."

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"Career changers a new force in teacher training", La Clé des Langues [en ligne], Lyon, ENS de LYON/DGESCO (ISSN 2107-7029), mars 2010. Consulté le 21/01/2021. URL: http://cle.ens-lyon.fr/anglais/archives/archives-revue-de-presse/career-changers-a-new-force-in-teacher-training