Research Conversations with Classroom Teachers
This book is a record of research conducted by the National Institute for Christian Education Research at Canterbury Christ Church University and the National Centre for Christian Education at Liverpool Hope University. It is the product of collaboration between many different people.
First and foremost, we thank the heads, link and classroom teachers and their schools who put up with our presence for a whole academic year. They were a joy to work with and were unfailingly cooperative and helpful despite the extra demands that we were placing on them. Without them, this research would have been nothing. We also thank the university lecturers who allowed us to interview them about church school education. The insights they gave us provided a most helpful complement to what we learnt from the teachers.
We also thank the many critical friends who have been part of the project at different stages. Ray Godfrey’s help was invaluable in the design of the methodology as was Patricia Driscoll’s when we were working on our ethics application and John Sullivan’s in the design of the initial interviews. Liz Melville performed a labour of love in overseeing the transcribing of interviews and focus groups, doing a lot of the work herself. She also looked after all our practical and administrative needs with great cheerfulness and permanent positivity. Mike Simmonds and Lynne Graham-Matheson both read drafts of the final manuscript and provided valuable suggestions for improvement. Mike Simmonds and Caroline Thomas participated...
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