European Journal of Teacher Education volume 29, issue 3, P271-285 2006 DOI: 10.1080/02619760600795049 View full text
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Ian Menter, Bryce Hartshorn, Ian Hextall, Irene Howell, Geri Smyth

Abstract: This paper draws from a systematic literature review carried out for the General Teaching Council for Scotland on Widening access into the teaching profession. The paper first sets out a rationale for seeking the creation of a teaching profession that is demographically representative of the wider population. It is suggested that eight dimensions of representativeness are significant and the inter-relationship between them is discussed in the context of the concept of multiple identities. Consideration is give…

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