“I’ve got something to tell you. I’m dyslexic”: The Lived Experiences of Trainee Teachers with Dyslexia

Lisa Jacobs, Edward Collyer, Clare Lawrence, JONATHAN GLAZZARD

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Abstract

Literature has explored the placement experiences of primary school trainee teachers with dyslexia but there is a scarcity of research on secondary school trainees or university-based experiences. This study examined the experiences of three primary and four secondary school trainees with dyslexia, encompassing both their university and placement-based experiences in England. This research highlighted the similarities in experience across training in a primary and a secondary school but found there are specific challenges associated with training to teach at secondary school level. We also captured the strengths trainees brought to the profession. Implications for initial teacher education providers are discussed.
Original languageEnglish
Article number103383
JournalTeaching and Teacher Education
Early online date14 May 2021
DOIs
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 14 May 2021

Keywords

  • teacher education
  • dyslexia
  • higher education
  • interpretative phenomenological analysis
  • teacher trainees

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