Teacher Research Projects: what’s available out there?

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At this point of the year, lots of teachers will be breathing a massive sigh of relief having finished their classroom research projects;  others will be chewing their nails thinking about the one they’re about to start.

So it’s timely to think about where all this work gets published.

The British teachers’ trade journal, the Times Educational Supplement has been active in recent years in making a range of research more widely available, and there are now a number of on line resources that have sprung up following the demise of other places where teacher research was published (such as the National Foundation for Educational Research’s Topic and the old DfEE Best Practice Research Scholarships, some of which can be found at the Institute of Education’s excellent Digital Education Repository Archive).

The National Centre for Excellence in the Teaching of Mathematics (NCETM) has published a range of practitioner research reports (by mathematics teachers) on its website.  The site also offers evidence bulletins which can be useful to maths teachers thinking about classroom research.

In Wales, the Government of Wales has been supporting the Masters in Educational Practice (MEP) for some years now.  The MEP is a practice-based higher degree in teaching, very similar to the MTeach and the old Masters in Teaching and Learning that briefly flourished between 2009 and 2011. The MEP team have established an on-line archive of teachers’ work; the site is also available in Welsh.

On the subject of Wales, the Prince of that nation has a Teaching Institute, which also publishes reports of teacher research projects, these are only available in English, but can be read here.

We have started to compile links to all these resources, and will do our best to up date these as more sites become known to us.  Please write to the editors if there is anything you would like us to add to the list.

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