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                                Chapter 5
In the Netherlands, pre-service teacher research takes place in the form of inquiry and has been a compulsory component of primary teacher education since a decade. The assumption is that this form of research education can help ‘future-proof’ teachers. This study examines the relationships among the quality of inquiry, the quality of teaching and pre-service teachers’ perception of this pre-service teacher inquiry. Scores for assessments of graduating pre-service teachers (N=650) and a survey (n=236) were used as measurements. The findings indicate positive perceptions of pre-service teacher inquiry and a positive correlation between the quality of inquiry and quality of teaching. Using these data, the study identifies four profiles of pre- service teachers, differentiated by their perceived learning outcomes.

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