Power of Questions / Edition 1 available in Paperback
Teacher research is a tool that can help you continue to learn throughout your career. Pursuing your own questions has the potential to foster genuine understandings of educational methods, reinvigorate your teaching practices, and reshape your curriculum for the benefit of your students.
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About the Author
Beverly Falk is Professor of Education and Head of the Graduate Programs in Early Childhood Education at The City College of New York, The City University of New York. She currently edits The New Educator and has authored The Heart of the Matter (Heinemann, 2000) and coauthored A Teacher's Guide to Standardized Tests (Heinemann 1998) and Authentic Assessment in Action (Teachers College Press, 1995). Megan Blumenreich is Assistant Professor of Education at The City College of New York, The City University of New York, where she teaches teacher research. She previously taught public school in Compton, California. In addition, she was Director of The Learning Center, an educational program at New York Presbyterian Hospital for HIV-positive children. She has published articles on HIV, equity, and qualitative research.
Table of Contents
Making the Case for Teacher Research Putting Teacher Research into a Context Wonderings to Be Done-Finding Your Question Standing on the Shoulders of Those Who Came Before The Research Design-Developing an Action Plan for Your Inquiry Data Collection Tools Making Sense of Your Learnings-Analyzing Data Telling Your Story Launching Inquiries from Children's Questions Curiosity: The Secret to Wisdom Appendixes Recommended Teacher-Research Articles Good Sources for Website Evaluation Criteria Handy Guide to Referencing in APA Format Sample Literature Review Recommended Resources
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Falk and Blumenreich write in a way that is teacher friendly, jargon-free, and accessible to all. Direct quotes and summaries of studies from real teachers in real classrooms help to authenticate the main points presented by the authors. User- friendly activities and templates are offered to assist teacher researchers with the processes of identifying, gathering, and analyzing data. Although the focus is on teacher inquiry, a significant portion of the text also addresses the facilitation of student inquiry. The Power of Questions is an excellent introduction for those new to the world of teacher research. In addition, those who have experienced the exhilaration of classroom inquiry will enjoy the fresh insight from the authors.