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Women Becoming Practitioner Researchers: From School Teacher to Academic

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Women Becoming Practitioner Researchers

From School Teacher to Academic

Edited by Su Lyn Corcoran, Claire Goodley, Alexandra Hay, and Anna Olsson Rost

200 pages, 1 fig., 1 tbl., bibliog., index

ISBN  978-1-80539-664-2 $120.00/£89.00 / Hb / Not Yet Published (September 2024)

eISBN 978-1-80539-665-9 eBook Not Yet Published

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Early career researchers (ECR) bring unique histories of professional practice and development into postgraduate research communities. Focusing on sixteen women who were or still are schoolteachers embarking on research careers, this collected volume tells their stories to answer some of the most common questions related to ECR. Women Becoming Practitioner Researchers acts as a foundation for building a supportive ECR community by sharing various experiences of this process, throughout the full transition to working for universities.

Su Lyn Corcoran taught at secondary level in the UK and internationally for over a decade before starting her doctoral studies. Alongside her teaching and research, has worked with community-based and international non-governmental organizations focused on inclusive education. She is currently a Research Associate at Manchester Metropolitan University.

Claire Goodley taught English as a Foreign Language abroad before teaching Modern Foreign Languages and PSHCE for over twenty years. In this time, she led on whole-school initiatives such as Every Child Matters and Healthy Schools, as well as supporting students to run their school council. She is now a Senior Lecturer and Program Lead for an MA in Educational Leadership at Manchester Metropolitan University.

Alexandra Hay spent a decade leading and teaching a range of social science subjects in a secondary school in the Midlands and completed her Doctorate in Education alongside this role. Alex is now a Senior Lecturer in Education and program lead for BA Education at Manchester Metropolitan University.

Anna Olsson Rost taught history in secondary school prior to completing her PhD in 2016, and she is now a Senior Lecturer and Program Leader in (Secondary) Teacher Education at Manchester Metropolitan University.

Subject: Educational StudiesAnthropology (General)


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