The Reflective Educator's Guide to Classroom Research: Learning to Teach and Teaching to Learn Through Practitioner Inquiry / Edition 3

The Reflective Educator's Guide to Classroom Research: Learning to Teach and Teaching to Learn Through Practitioner Inquiry / Edition 3

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1483331989
ISBN-13:
9781483331980
Pub. Date:
05/06/2014
Publisher:
SAGE Publications

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Overview

The Reflective Educator's Guide to Classroom Research: Learning to Teach and Teaching to Learn Through Practitioner Inquiry / Edition 3

Harness the power of classroom data with the bestselling, updated guide to professional learning through inquiry and analysis.



In this third edition of the renowned approach to teacher inquiry and data analysis, the authors add forward-thinking substance to their methods of formulating action research questions, collecting and analyzing data, and creating lasting solutions.



In addition to illustrative real-life examples and practical exercises, new features include:

  • An expanded data analysis chapter that introduces formative data analysis and its role in teacher research.
  • Techniques for using inquiry to effectively implement Common Core State Standards.
  • A brand-new chapter on ethical issues in teacher research.





Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781483331980
Publisher: SAGE Publications
Publication date: 05/06/2014
Edition description: Third Edition
Pages: 296
Sales rank: 95,013
Product dimensions: 7.00(w) x 9.90(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Nancy Fichtman Dana is currently Professor of Education in the School of Teaching and Learning at the University of Florida, Gainesville, and has been studying practitioner inquiry for the last twenty years. During this time, she has developed and taught classes on practitioner research for undergraduate, masters, and doctoral students, coached the practitioner research of numerous educators from various districts across the nation, as well as published nine books and over 50 book chapters and articles in professional journals focused on teacher and principal professional development and practitioner inquiry.

Diane Yendol-Hoppey is the Director of the Benedum Collaborative and a Professor of Education at West Virginia University. The Benedum Collaborative is one of the oldest school/university partnerships in the nation. Diane spent the first thirteen years of her career in education teaching in Pennsylvania and Maryland. In her work at Penn State, the University of Florida, and West Virginia University, Diane focuses on job-embedded teacher professional development and the cultivation of teacher leadership. Her research explores how powerful vehicles for teacher professional development including teacher inquiry, professional learning communities, and coaching/mentoring can support school improvement. She has authored numerous studies which have appeared in such journals as Teachers College Record and Journal of Teacher Education. She is coauthor (with Nancy Fichtman Dana) of three books, The Reflective Educator’s Guide to Classroom Research: Learning to Teach and Teaching to Learn through Practitioner Inquiry, The Reflective Educator’s Guide to Professional Development: Coaching Inquiry-Oriented Learning Communities and The Reflective Educator’s Guide to Mentoring: Strengthening Practice through Knowledge, Story, and Metaphor, all from Corwin Press.

Table of Contents

Forward to the Third Edition
Forward to the Second Edition
Forward to the First Edition
Preface
Acknowledgments
Introduction
Website for Professional Development Facilitators and Course Instructors
How to Use the Inquiry Books
About the Authors
1. Teacher Inquiry Defined
What is Teacher Inquiry?
What is the Relationship Between Teacher Inquiry and Teacher Professional Growth
What Evidence Exists that Teacher Inquiry is Worth Doing?
What is the Relationship Between Teacher Inquiry and Differentiated Instruction?
What is the Relationship Between Teacher Inquiry, Data-Driven Decision Making, and Progreess Monitoring?
What Is the Relationship Between Teacher Inquiry and Response to Intervention? (RTI)
What Is the Relationship Between Teacher Inquiry and Lesson Study?
What Is the Relationship Between Teacher Inquiry and Teacher Evaluation?
What Is the Relationship Between Teacher Inquiry and the Common Core State Standards?
How Is Teacher Inquiry Different From What I Already Do as a Reflective Teacher?
What Are Some Contexts That Are Ripe for Teacher Inquiry?
How Does My Engaging in Teacher Inquiry Help Shape the Profession of Teaching?
2. The Start of Your Journey: Finding a Wondering
Where Do I Begin?
What Happens If I Still Cannot Locate My Wondering?
3. To Collaborate or Not to Collaborate: That Is the Question!
Why Is Collaboration So Important?
What Are the Possibilities for How I Might Collaborate?
4. Developing a Research Plan: Making Inquiry a Part of Your Teaching Practice
What Do Data Look Like, How Do I Collect Them, and How Do They Fit Into My Work as a Teacher?
When Do I Collect Data and How Much Do I Collect?
5. Considering the Ethical Dimensions of Your Work as an Inquirer
What Are Some Things to Consider When Thinking About Ethics in Relationship to Practitioner Research?
What is the Role of School District Research Policies in Relationship to the Inquiry process?
What is the Role of University Institutional Review Boards in Relationship to the Inquiry Process?
6. Finding Your Findings: Data Analysis
What Is Formative Data Analysis?
What Might Formative Data Analysis Look Like?
What Is Summative Data Analysis and How Do I Get Started?
What Might Summative Data Analysis Look Like?
7. Extending Your Learning: The Inquiry Write-Up
Why Should I Write?
What Might My Writing Look Like?
8. Becoming the Best Teacher and Researcher You Can Be: Assessing the Quality of Your Own and Others’ Inquiry
Why Is It Important to Assess the Quality of My Work?
What Is the Difference Between Generalizability and Transferability?
How Do I Go About Assessing Teacher-Research Quality and Why Is It So Difficult to Do?
What Are Some Quality Indicators for Teacher Research?
What Are Some Ways to Enhance Inquiry Quality?
9. The Start at the End of Your Journey: Making Your Inquiry Public
Why Is It Important to Share My Work with Others?
What Are Some Ways I Might Share My Work?
References
Index

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