Close menu


Sunderland Repository records the research produced by the University of Sunderland including practice-based research and theses.

Practice-Focused Research in Further Adult and Vocational Education

Gregson, Margaret and Spedding, Patricia (2020) Practice-Focused Research in Further Adult and Vocational Education. Palgrave. ISBN 9783030389932

Item Type: Book


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.

Full text not available from this repository.

More Information

Depositing User: Leah Maughan


Item ID: 12363
ISBN: 9783030389932
Official URL:

Users with ORCIDS

ORCID for Margaret Gregson: ORCID iD
ORCID for Patricia Spedding: ORCID iD

Catalogue record

Date Deposited: 30 Jul 2020 14:41
Last Modified: 30 Jul 2020 14:41


Author: Margaret Gregson ORCID iD
Author: Patricia Spedding ORCID iD
Editor: Margaret Gregson
Editor: Patricia Spedding

University Divisions

Faculty of Education and Society > School of Education

Actions (login required)

View Item (Repository Staff Only) View Item (Repository Staff Only)