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Steven Burton


Steven Burton
Contact Details
Steven Burton

Senior Lecturer

Carnegie School Of Education

0113 81 23837 S.J.Burton@leedsbeckett.ac.uk

About Steven Burton

Steven Burton is a Senior Lecturer. He lectures in the areas of Early Years, Education, and Childhood Studies, and specialises in safeguarding, online safeguarding, leadership and management, and professionalism in education.

He is currently lead editor, and contributor to the 2nd edition of ‘Safeguarding and Protecting Children in the Early Years,’ a popular text for students on safeguarding. In addition to this, he has recently co-authored two chapters in ‘Teaching in Lifelong Learning,’ a current teacher training text for the lifelong learning sector.

Steven has worked in a managerial position for West Yorkshire Police in their Force Intelligence unit, and maintains the interest in criminology that he developed there through his teaching and writing on safeguarding children.

Steven is currently working towards his doctorate (expected completion 2016), and is examining using phenomenography, the influence that initial training has on the professional practice of in-service teachers in the lifelong learning sector.

Current Teaching

  • Guest lecturer on Safeguarding across all ITE programmes;
  • Critical Issues in the Early Years - L7 - Masters in Childhood
  • Children, Policy and Society - L6 - BA (Hons) Childhood in the Early Years
  • Professional Studies - L4 - BA (Hons) Primary Education
  • MA Dissertation supervisor
  • BA Dissertation supervisor

Research Interests

In-Service Initial Teacher Training in Post-Compulsory Education: A phenomenographical investigation into the influence of initial training on professional practice (doctoral research).

This research has developed a middle range theory (Merton, 1949) on the influence of initial teacher training on professional practice. This model can be used for a variety of ends, from making recommendations about course content or curriculum developments improvements in teacher training, to use in the marketing of such programmes.

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