Career changers a new force in teacher training
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 29/11/2023. URL: https://cle.ens-lyon.fr/anglais/archives/archives-revue-de-presse/career-changers-a-new-force-in-teacher-training