Research and the teaching profession: building the capacity for a self-improving education system

Document type
Report
Corporate author(s)
Royal Society of Arts (Great Britain)
Publisher
RSA
Date of publication
1 May 2014
Subject(s)
Education and Skills
Collection
Social welfare
Material type
Reports

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This final report from the BERA-RSA Inquiry into the role of research in UK teacher education summarises the evidence, develops ten system-wide principles and country-specific recommendations to help develop research-rich education systems.

The Inquiry makes the case for the development, across the UK, of self-improving education systems in which all teachers become research literate and many have frequent opportunities for engagement in research and enquiry. This requires that schools and colleges become research-rich environments in which to work. It also requires that teacher researchers and the wider research community work in partnership, rather than in separate and sometimes competing universes. Finally, it demands an end to the false dichotomy between HE and school-based approaches to initial teacher education.

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