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American Journal of Educational Research. 2014, 2(8), 585-591
DOI: 10.12691/education-2-8-4
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Becoming Teachers, Becoming Researchers: a Case Study

Charly Ryan1,

1Faculty of Education, Health and social care, University of Winchester, SO22 4NR, UK

Pub. Date: July 24, 2014

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Charly Ryan. Becoming Teachers, Becoming Researchers: a Case Study. American Journal of Educational Research. 2014; 2(8):585-591. doi: 10.12691/education-2-8-4


This paper presents a case study of a group in initial primary teacher education students becoming researchers of their peers’ course experiences of school – university links. The connection between university teacher preparation programmes and work in school is a well-researched area with suggestions that there is a marked disconnect between the two. The project took an emergent approach to learning researching through carrying out a research project. Unlike many studies, both students and tutors were able to identify a range of links between their work in school and work in the university. Outcomes are presented for the becoming teachers as becoming researchers and as becoming teachers, as well as for the programme as a whole.

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