Teaching as Inquiry: Asking Hard Questions to Improve Practice and Student Achievement / Edition 1 by Alexandra Weinbaum, David Allen, Tina Blythe, Katherine Simon | | 9780807744574 | Paperback | Barnes & Noble
Teaching as Inquiry: Asking Hard Questions to Improve Practice and Student Achievement / Edition 1

Teaching as Inquiry: Asking Hard Questions to Improve Practice and Student Achievement / Edition 1

by Alexandra Weinbaum, David Allen, Tina Blythe, Katherine Simon
     
 

ISBN-10: 0807744573

ISBN-13: 9780807744574

Pub. Date: 04/16/2004

Publisher: Teachers College Press

This book offers an engaging and effective approach to improving teacher and student learning. Based on the experiences of three leading educational organizations, the authors provide invaluable, research-based guidelines for incorporating inquiry into teacher's instructional practices and student work as part of the ongoing work of schools.

Overview

This book offers an engaging and effective approach to improving teacher and student learning. Based on the experiences of three leading educational organizations, the authors provide invaluable, research-based guidelines for incorporating inquiry into teacher's instructional practices and student work as part of the ongoing work of schools.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780807744574
Publisher:
Teachers College Press
Publication date:
04/16/2004
Series:
Practitioner Inquiry Series, #30
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
192
Sales rank:
1,165,485
Product dimensions:
6.12(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.48(d)

Table of Contents

Forewordxi
Acknowledgmentsxv
Introduction: Turning Classroom Experience into Teaching Expertise1
Collaborative Inquiry in Practice2
Defining Collaborative Inquiry2
Why We Value Collaborative Inquiry3
What Makes Collaborative Inquiry Unique?5
What Makes Collaborative Inquiry Possible?6
The Organizations and Research Behind This Book7
The Development of This Book8
Part IMaking the Case
1.Foundations for Inquiry: Reviewing the Research13
Introduction13
Learning and Inquiry15
Teacher Professional Development and Collaborative Inquiry17
Reflection and Inquiry18
The Emotional Dimension of Inquiry20
Organizational Learning and Inquiry22
The Culture and Values of Inquiring Schools24
Conclusion29
2.Critical Considerations for Starting Inquiry31
Purposes32
Defining and Refining Purpose32
Reflecting on and Communicating Purpose33
Lessons about Purpose34
A "Table" of Decision Points34
What Is on the Table?36
Who Is at the Table?43
What Happens at the Table?46
How Is the Table Supported?53
Part IIAn Inquiry Casebook
3.Beginning with One Teacher: Inquiry at ASCEND65
Background: BayCES and the ASCEND School66
Year 1One Teacher's Inquiry67
Year 2The Story Continues: Inquiry in Elena's Class and the School as a Whole75
Commentary on the Case78
4.A District Initiates: Inquiry at Maxson Middle School80
Introduction80
Year 182
Year 288
Year 393
Epilogue95
Challenges and Lessons Learned96
Commentary on the Case98
5.Tracing a Whole-School Evolution: Inquiry at The Harbor School100
Introduction100
Phase 1Finding Questions and Establishing Group Composition104
Phase 2Learning Protocols for Pursuing Those Questions106
Phase 3Adapting Protocols and Deepening the Conversation107
Phase 4Finding Questions Again ... and Trying to Move Forward ...110
Phase 5Finding a Common Question and Revising Protocols111
Phase 6Adapting Protocols and Deepening the Conversation116
Commentary on the Case119
6.Engaging Equity and District Mandates: Inquiry at Melrose Elementary School122
The Sheltered English Team's First Year of Inquiry122
Collaborative Inquiry at Melrose Elementary126
Engaging with Open Court: The Sheltered English Team's Second Year of Inquiry130
From Collaborative Inquiry to Organizational Learning134
Commentary on the Case137
Part IIIToward a Culture of Inquiry
7.Milestones and Discoveries: A Cross-Case Commentary141
Developmental Milestones141
Discoveries and Transformations on the Way144
8.Toward a Culture of Inquiry: Reflections and Policy Implications146
An Invitation to Join in Inquiry147
Against All Odds: Toward a Culture of Inquiry150
The Practice of Inquiry: The Challenges of Going Deeper and Broader151
The Values of Inquiry and Its Value155
References157
Index161
About the Authors171

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