Take us seriously: Researchers
Conference report – 1st European Mentoring and Coaching Council Research Conference, University of Twente, The Netherlands, 7-8 July 2011
The practitioner-researcher offers useful perspectives and is not the Cinderella of the research community.
Delegates highlighted the anxiety and concern for legitimacy felt by practitioner-researchers - what one called "walking the tightrope between practitioner and academic".
"Academics are largely responsible for this discomfort," reflected David Megginson of Sheffield Hallam University, after the conference.
"We need to wash our mouths...
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