European Journal of Teacher Education volume 36, issue 1, P24-38 2012 DOI: 10.1080/02619768.2012.682648 View full text
Carol Gray

Abstract: There is much current debate about the purpose and usefulness of educational research and the perceived communication gap between teaching professionals and academic researchers. UK government intervention into initial teacher education has in recent decades contributed to this divide by favouring school-based training. The most common route into teaching in England remains, however, the Postgraduate Certificate in Education, provided by higher education institutions and therefore required to comply with the …

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