The paper discusses findings of a study which aims to enhance the support provided by schools to teacher trainees during their school-based component of initial teacher education. The study is part of a wider project with the main propose of strengthening school-University partnerships during the initial teacher education. The project is a collaboration of four Universities in four countries, Mozambique, Malawi, Northern Ireland and Uganda, to share best practices and provide support for University tutors and teachers in schools through the provision of workshops in each country.
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The Irish African Partnership has recently contributed to two major Sanpad research projects;
'From policy to practice: enhancing implementation of water policies for sustainable development” which involved both Dundalk Institute of Technology and Trinity College Dublin, and a research proposal on 'Migration and Xenophobias' which aims to trace the development of the response of trade unions and other civil society actors in Ireland to inward labour migration.