Dr Alison Jackson is Director of the Teacher Education Advancement Network (TEAN), an independent support service for teacher educators, supported by the Education Faculty of the University of Cumbria. She is the editor of the TEAN journal, an academic peer-reviewed online journal, and the STeP journal (Student Teacher Perspectives).
She is also a PhD tutor with wide ranging interests as well as a focus on schools and teacher education. External examining for PhD students has concentrated on teacher education.
Qualifications and memberships
Highest quaification: Ed.D (Keele University, 2006)
Member of: BERA - British Education Research Association, IPDA - International Professional Development Assocation,
ALL - Assocation for Language Learning
Academic and research interests
School leadership and culture
Teacher identity and professionalism
Teaching as a Masters level profession
Developing partnership (schools and universities) through Third Space activity
Current Research Students:
- Richard Bilton – Education, investigating Parent-Teacher Conversations, English Secondary School.
- Kären Mills – Education, School Based Route of Initial Teacher Education in England, Primary Headteachers.
Bilton, R., Jackson, A. & Hymer, B, (2017) 'Not Just Communication: Parent–Teacher Conversations in an English High School', School Community Journal, Vol. 27, No.1 231 Available at http://www.schoolcommunitynetwork.org/SCJ.aspx
Jackson, A. & Burch, J. (2015) 'School Direct, a policy for Initial Teacher Training in England: plotting a principled pedagogical path through a changing landscape', Professional Development in Education. Available at: www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/19415257.2015.1052090#abstract
Burch, J., Jackson, A. (2013) ' Developing partnership through third space activity ' Tean Journal 5 (2) July [Online].
Burch, J. & Jackson, A. (2012) Developing partnership through third space activity: full research report . Lancaster: TEAN.
Jackson, A. & Eady, S. (2012) Teaching as a Masters level profession: the need for continued debate , Professional Development in Education, 38 (1), pp. 149- 152 Jackson, A. (2011) Teacher Education Futures , Research Intelligence, Issue 116
Jackson, A (2009) M level PGCE research: final report http://escalate.ac.uk/5604
Recent external roles
External examiner BA Primary and Post Primary St Mary's University College, Belfast
External examiner EdD University of the West of England
External examiner EdD University of Derby
External examiner PhD Newcastle University