Education Teachers & teacher education

The Teachers and Teacher Education research theme at Strathclyde (TaTE@Strathclyde) brings together researchers and scholars whose central focus is on the identity, education and work of teachers, both nationally and internationally.

As one of the biggest providers of teacher education in Europe, the School of Education is committed to producing and using the very best research in this area to impact positively on practice and to contribute to theory-building in this area. Within the theme, teachers are considered in their broadest sense as educators working across the life-span including pre-school, primary, secondary, further and higher education, informal and lifelong contexts.

Whilst asserting a central focus on teachers, the work of staff aligned with the TaTE theme also permeates across professional boundaries, acknowledging the inter-professional dimension of teachers’ work.

Current projects

The Work of Teacher Education 


  • Allan Blake


Higher Education Academy


Ellis V, McNicholl J, Blake A, & McNally J (2014) Academic work and proletarianisation: a study of higher education-based teacher educators. Teaching and Teacher Education. 40 (4), 33-43

McNicholl J, & Blake A (2013) Transforming teacher education, an activity theory analysis. Journal of Education for Teaching, 39(3)

An Investigation of Scottish Student teachers attitudes towards international teaching experience


  • Professor Ninetta Santoro
  • Edward Sosu


University of Strathclyde Start-up Grant


Santoro N, Sosu E & Fassetta G (2016 in press) You have to be a bit brave: barriers to Scottish student-teachers' participation in study-abroad programmes. Journal of Education for Teaching 43 (2)