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Practice-Focused Research in Further Adult and Vocational Education

Shifting Horizons of Educational Practice, Theory and Research

Editors: Gregson, Margaret, Spedding, Patricia (Eds.)

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  • Examines how boundaries and perceptions can be broken down between educational research and practice
  • Includes case studies from practicing teachers in the further and vocational education sector
  • Argues that the purpose of educational research should be to empower teachers to improve their own practice
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This book examines how educational practice can be improved through practice-focused educational research. The editors and contributors explore the issues involved in breaking down boundaries between educational research and practice - research often seen as an elitist activity that can only be determined by a favoured few - as well as the socially constructed nature of boundaries between academic and vocational education. Containing illuminating case studies written by practicing teachers from the further and vocational education sector, it posits that educational research should enable teachers to learn from research in order to improve their own educational practice. This book will be of interest and value to scholars of further and vocational education, as well as those wanting to bridge the gap between research and practice. 

About the authors

Margaret Gregson is Professor of Vocational Education and Director of the Centre for Excellence in Teacher Training (SUNCETT) at the University of Sunderland, UK. Her research interests include practice-focused research, initial and continuing teacher education and approaches to educational evaluation and improvement.
Patricia Spedding is Associate Professor of Learning and Teaching at the Centre for Excellence in Teacher Training (SUNCETT) at the University of Sunderland, UK. Her research interests include understandings of the development and sustainability of innovative pedagogy for the initial and continuing education of teachers.

Table of contents (12 chapters)

Table of contents (12 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Practice-Focused Research in Further Adult and Vocational Education
Book Subtitle
Shifting Horizons of Educational Practice, Theory and Research
Editors
  • Margaret Gregson
  • Patricia Spedding
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive licence to Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-38994-9
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-38994-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-38993-2
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIX, 279
Number of Illustrations
3 b/w illustrations
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