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Description - Teachers Doing Research by Gail E. Burnaford

This text describes the process of doing teacher action research. But it is much more than a dry presentation of "methods". Filled with examples of teacher action research projects, provided by teachers themselves, the book places teachers at the heart of the action research processes. It provides more specifics on teacher action research processes and a variety of methodological options for teachers who do research in their classrooms and schools; it broadens the context for teacher action research, through discussion of the influence on school reform both in the United States and internationally; it gives expanded attention to teacher action research with pre-service teachers; examines the connections between teacher action research and the larger arena of educational research; it features teachers' own writing about their work and research questions, in 11 examples of teacher action research conducted in a range of settings, grade levels and content areas; it includes "in practice" sections that engage readers in opportunities to respond to what they are reading and to try out related activities; and it balances a detailed introduction to technology for the novice researchers with discussion of issues and questions related to technology-based teacher research. Information on websites related to topics addressed and teacher research stories is integrated throughout the book. A new Doing Research website invites readers, teacher research participants, preservice candidates and teacher educators to participate in dialogue with the authors and editors of this text, and with each other.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780805835892
ISBN-10: 080583589X
Format: Paperback
(229mm x 152mm x 21mm)
Pages: 416
Imprint: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates Inc
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Inc
Publish Date: 13-Dec-2000
Country of Publication: United States

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