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Looked after children: observations of teacher education students on placement in secondary students

Connelly, Graham and McQueen, Trish (2008) Looked after children: observations of teacher education students on placement in secondary students. Discussion paper. University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, Scotland.

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Abstract

This collection of accounts is the work of students of the Professional Graduate Diploma in Education Secondary(PGDE) -a one-year teacher education programme for graduates intending to become teachers in secondary schools. These students were taking an elective module on the education of looked after children. The module was presented on either side of a full-time period of placement in secondary schools during February and March 2008. The placement provided an ideal opportunity for the students to find out more about looked after children from the school perspective. There is a series of 22 accounts representing students' observations while on placement in different schools.