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    The insecurity for teachers entering the further education and training sector.

    Nally, Patrick Alan (2017) The insecurity for teachers entering the further education and training sector. Masters thesis, National University of Ireland Maynooth.

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    This thesis is about the experience of first time teacher/tutors in gaining secure employment in the FET Sector. Since 2009 Ireland has experienced the onslaught of austerity measures, mass unemployment and emigration; has led to a great deal of uncertainty in Irish society. The Adult and further education sector has also been shaped by neoliberal policies that promote adult education to the needs of the economy. Precarious work has become a global pandemic and it is part of a neoliberal agenda in FET sector. Now! What has become apparent is a professional qualification to teach in FET is not enough to gain secure employment. Those who are deemed lucky enough to gain employment in the sector, are faced with insecurity, uncertainty and unsecure work. This thesis will illuminate some of the barriers to secure employment facing first time teachers/tutors in FET sector.

    Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
    Keywords: insecurity; teachers; further education; training sector; M.Ed in Adult and Community Education; M.Ed.;
    Academic Unit: Faculty of Social Sciences > Adult and Community Education
    Item ID: 9551
    Depositing User: IR eTheses
    Date Deposited: 14 Jun 2018 13:42
      Use Licence: This item is available under a Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial Share Alike Licence (CC BY-NC-SA). Details of this licence are available here

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