This is a small-scale, multisite exploratory study that uses an ethnographic research approach. It seeks to capture the reality of field-based initial teacher education (ITE) using interactions in the classroom between all participants in the teaching and learning process as a tool to begin to document, describe, and understand the nature and form of field-based ITE. By taking this approach the study will contribute to the limited research base which explores the inner workings of teacher-education programmes internationally.
Brennan, M., & Everiss, L. (2009). An exploration of field based early childhood teacher education in Aotearoa New Zealand. In New Zealand Council for Educational Researh and Ako Aotearoa Tertiary Research Colloquium, Auckland, New Zealand.