Research and teacher education in the UK: building capacity

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10142/85600
Title:
Research and teacher education in the UK: building capacity
Authors:
Murray, Jean; Campbell, Anne; Hextall, Ian; Hulme, Moira; Jones, Marion; Mahony, Pat; Menter, Ian; Procter, Richard; Wall, Karl
Abstract:
The need for capacity-building in teacher education in the UK has been raised as a serious issue by a number of commentators. Tensions about the place of research in teacher education have persisted for many decades, but following changes to the core funding mechanisms in the UK, the maintenance of education research bases within many universities has become increasingly tenuous. This paper provides an analytical account of an initiative conducted by the Teacher Education Group (TEG) to build research capacity in teacher education. With reference to a review of the national contexts for research in the UK and research on teacher educators, the article argues that, in order to build research capacity initiatives we need to provide motivation and new types of networking opportunities for researchers, as well as developing their expertise. In developing this argument, the article also explore the relationships between national policy changes, institutional research cultures and individual habitus and agency in research capacity-building. The paper also describes a new initiative in England, the Teacher Education Research Network (TERN).
Citation:
J. Murray, A. Campbell, I. Hextall, M. Hulme, M. Jones, P. Mahony, I Menter, R. Procter and K. Wall (2009) Research and teacher education in the UK: Building capacity’. Teaching and Teacher Education 25(7), pp. 944-950
Publisher:
Elsevier
Journal:
Teaching and Teacher Education
Issue Date:
Oct-2009
URI:
http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.tate.2009.01.011
DOI:
10.1016/j.tate.2009.01.011
Additional Links:
http://www.sciencedirect.com/science?_ob=ArticleURL&_udi=B6VD8-4VS3P0D-1&_user=10&_rdoc=1&_fmt=&_orig=search&_sort=d&_docanchor=&view=c&_searchStrId=1076486457&_rerunOrigin=google&_acct=C000050221&_version=1&_urlVersion=0&_userid=10&md5=e927a22294e023ddc611c7e235f30bf6
Type:
Article
Language:
en
ISSN:
0742-051X
Appears in Collections:
Department of Education Collection

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorMurray, Jeanen
dc.contributor.authorCampbell, Anneen
dc.contributor.authorHextall, Ianen
dc.contributor.authorHulme, Moiraen
dc.contributor.authorJones, Marionen
dc.contributor.authorMahony, Paten
dc.contributor.authorMenter, Ianen
dc.contributor.authorProcter, Richarden
dc.contributor.authorWall, Karlen
dc.date.accessioned2009-11-06T16:07:53Z-
dc.date.available2009-11-06T16:07:53Z-
dc.date.issued2009-10-
dc.identifier.citationJ. Murray, A. Campbell, I. Hextall, M. Hulme, M. Jones, P. Mahony, I Menter, R. Procter and K. Wall (2009) Research and teacher education in the UK: Building capacity’. Teaching and Teacher Education 25(7), pp. 944-950en
dc.identifier.issn0742-051X-
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.tate.2009.01.011-
dc.identifier.urihttp://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.tate.2009.01.011-
dc.description.abstractThe need for capacity-building in teacher education in the UK has been raised as a serious issue by a number of commentators. Tensions about the place of research in teacher education have persisted for many decades, but following changes to the core funding mechanisms in the UK, the maintenance of education research bases within many universities has become increasingly tenuous. This paper provides an analytical account of an initiative conducted by the Teacher Education Group (TEG) to build research capacity in teacher education. With reference to a review of the national contexts for research in the UK and research on teacher educators, the article argues that, in order to build research capacity initiatives we need to provide motivation and new types of networking opportunities for researchers, as well as developing their expertise. In developing this argument, the article also explore the relationships between national policy changes, institutional research cultures and individual habitus and agency in research capacity-building. The paper also describes a new initiative in England, the Teacher Education Research Network (TERN).en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherElsevieren
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.sciencedirect.com/science?_ob=ArticleURL&_udi=B6VD8-4VS3P0D-1&_user=10&_rdoc=1&_fmt=&_orig=search&_sort=d&_docanchor=&view=c&_searchStrId=1076486457&_rerunOrigin=google&_acct=C000050221&_version=1&_urlVersion=0&_userid=10&md5=e927a22294e023ddc611c7e235f30bf6en
dc.subjectTeacher education researchen
dc.subjectResearch capacity-buildingen
dc.subjectNational policyen
dc.subjectInstitutional developmenten
dc.subjectEarly and mid career researchersen
dc.subjectNetwork learningen
dc.titleResearch and teacher education in the UK: building capacityen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.identifier.journalTeaching and Teacher Educationen
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