Teacher research takes different forms and serves a variety purposes, but it is conducted by teachers, individually or collaboratively, with the basic aim of understanding teaching and learning in context. In México, teacher research is starting to gain momentum and newcomers search for guidance and examples.
This book can be used by English language teachers, teacher educators and student teachers who want to develop their professional expertise by investigating learning and teaching in a systematic and organized way. It is also useful for undergraduate students of EFL teaching and applied linguistics who need to produce a thesis, or experienced teachers who want to develop a research project for the first time.
Research in English Language Teaching: Mexican Perspectives combines basic general knowledge and practical advice with reports of research conducted in Mexican educational contexts.
PART ONE offers an overview of research and discussion on the teaching-research nexus, and different ways to meet the challenges of doing research.
PART TWO presents accounts of recent research in the national context, written by teacher researchers working for different public higher education institutions. These accounts reflect diverse theoretical approaches, topics, methods of data collection and analysis, and styles of reporting.
PART THREE includes basic guidelines to write the most common research genres: thesis, conference paper, and research article.
The final section contains a glossary of research terms.