Joan Smith - Internal seminars - University of Derby

'Student teacher mothers’ - perceptions of their learning and experiences during initial teacher education

A seminar at the University of Derby presented by Dr Joan Smith.
Wednesday 25 March 2015, 1pm to 2pm.
Room S110, Kedleston Road, Derby, DE22 1GB.

What the seminar will cover:

Joan reflects in this presentation on some of the findings emerging from a very small pilot study investigating the perceptions of women PGCE students who are mothers, with regard to their experiences of combining motherhood and Initial Teacher Education. Equal opportunities monitoring systems in HE keep track of data relating to gender, ethnicity, disability etc. but have no record of which and how many students are parents. This is a significant gap.  

The seminar will focus on practical considerations in terms of support needed by student mothers but also on unpicking assumptions about mothers’ responsibility for childcare and housework, and the impact these have on women’s (and men’s) life and career decisions. Plans for a larger, follow-up study will be shared, with a view to receiving critical feedback on a work in progress.  

All are welcome, and no booking is needed to attend. Just come along.

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