News release: Teachers are brought to book

Media and Promotion Office (2003) News release: Teachers are brought to book. Other. University of Central Lancashire (UCLan), Preston.

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A group of teachers from the north west have got together to write a book - about
teaching teachers!
The book was motivated by the launch of the Further Education National Training
Organisation (FENTO) standards in 1999 and with education so much in the public eye
and teachers needing all the support they can get, it seems appropriate that teacher
practitioners should be the ones to form a support network.
The book, 'Teaching in Post-Compulsory Education' was written by lecturers working
in partner colleges of the University of Central Lancashire. It was edited by retired
UCLan lecturer Fred Fawbert, who helped to set up the Certificate in
Education/Postgraduate Certificate in Education (Cert Ed/PGCE) network back in 1989.
All those involved train teachers in the post-compulsory (post-16) sector.
''The FENTO standards have to be met by all teachers working in post-compulsory
education", says Fred. "When we started writing the book there were practically no
materials which helped teacher trainers to meet the standards. We've started a website, which will provide an independent forum for the disseminations of
ideas and materials and even an exchange of views regarding policies within the sector."
The book was written by eight teacher trainers, working at Runshaw, Preston, Lancaster
and Morecambe, Burnley and Southport Colleges- all partners of the University, where
the Cert Ed/PGCE courses are run on a franchise basis.
2 December 2003
Photo Opportunity: 'Teaching in Post-Compulsory Education' is being launched at
Blackwell's Bookshop, University of Central Lancashire on Thursday 41
h December
2003, at 12.00 noon. Photographers welcome. Please contact Pam Culley. Tel: 01772

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