Taking Action with Teacher Research / Edition 1by Ellen Meyers, Frances O. Rust
Pub. Date: 01/16/2003
More and more, classroom teachers are using action research strategies to tackle basic issues and daily dilemmas-everything from designing their own professional development to reshaping instructional practice. Through their support of teachers who are eager to take up this work, Ellen Meyers and Frances Rust have found that the challenges to the reform of public
More and more, classroom teachers are using action research strategies to tackle basic issues and daily dilemmas-everything from designing their own professional development to reshaping instructional practice. Through their support of teachers who are eager to take up this work, Ellen Meyers and Frances Rust have found that the challenges to the reform of public schools are most likely to surface in three areas: resources needed to meet standards, conditions of the workplace, and status of the teaching profession. Their book is a lucid guide for teachers to address these and other problems in classrooms and beyond; to ask the right questions and design and implement research to find answers; and to use this data to effect change.
Every chapter contains rich examples of teacher research in action.
- Jane Fung focuses on the conditions of schooling and the status of teachers in an elementary school in downtown Los Angeles.
- Lara Goldstone, teaching in New York's Chinatown, looks at obstacles to successful communication with the parents of her students.
- In a Lower East Side middle school, Matt Wayne confronts the problem of getting appropriate books for struggling eighth-grade students.
- Carol Tureski at a high school in Queens finds that lack of access to high-interest, culturally relevant resources is a significant barrier to facilitating adolescent literacy.
- Janet Price, also at a Queens high school, shows what can happen when teachers set the agenda for professional development around assessment in their school.
- Natasha Warikoo at a Manhattan high school looks at the impact of class size on her teaching of second-language learners in her math class.
The studies in this book are part of the work of the Teachers Network Policy Institute, whose mission is to give teachers an active voice in education policy making. For more information, contact www.teachersnetwork.org. All proceeds support the Teachers Network Policy Institute.
- Publication date:
- Edition description:
- New Edition
- Product dimensions:
- 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.41(d)
- Age Range:
- 5 - 17 Years
Table of Contents
How We Do Action Research, F. Rust & E. Meyers
Our Unfinished Story: Rising to the Challenge of New High Standards, M. Wayne
The Early Literacy Club: Building Excellence Through Collaboration, J. Fung
The Mother Tongue: The Role of Parent-Teacher Communication in Helping Students Reach New Standards, L. Goldstone
Time and Choice - A Winning Combination, C. Tureski
Outcomes of Reduced Class Size in High School Math Classrooms, N. Warikoo
The Empire State Strikes Back: Portfolio Culture in the Regents Era, J. Price
Bringing the Voice of Teachers into Education Policy, E. Meyers & F. Rust
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