Self-Study Teacher Research
Improving Your Practice Through Collaborative Inquiry
- Anastasia P. Samaras - George Mason University, USA
Offer novice and experienced teachers guidelines for the "how" and "why" to do self-study teacher research
Designed to help teachers plan, implement, and assess a manageable self-study research project, this unique textbook covers the foundation, history, theoretical underpinnings, and methods of self-study research. Written in a reader-friendly style and filled with interactive activities and examples, this book helps teachers every step of the way as they plan and conduct their studies. Author Anastasia Samaras encourages readers to think deeply about both the "how" and the "why" of this essential professional development tool as they pose questions and formulate personal theories to improve professional practice.
- A Self-Study Project Planner assists teachers in understanding both the details and process of conducting self-study research.
- A Critical Friends Portfolio includes innovative critical collaborative inquiries to support the completion of a high quality final research project.
- Advice from the most senior self-study academics working in the U.S. and internationally is included, along with descriptions of the self-study methodology that has been refined over time.
- Examples demonstrate the connections between self-study research, teachers' professional growth, and their students' learning.
- Tables, charts, and visuals help readers see the big picture and stay organized.
Accompanied by High-Quality Ancillaries!
A Student Study Site at www.sagepub.com/samaras offers a wealth of resources, including additional examples and activities, web-based resources, study questions, and key terms.
Self-Study Teacher Research: Improving Your Practice Through Collaborative Inquiry is intended as a core textbook for a wide variety of courses in the education curriculum, including Action Research, Qualitative Research Methods, Research Methods in Education, and the capstone/teacher researcher course required of all early childhood, elementary, and secondary education majors.
"It’s a very practical, helpful book for those learning to do self-study research."
"The author of this book has done a stunning job of pulling together a mass of material, peppering it with sage advice, and presenting it in a comprehensible and engaging way that is sure to attract the attention of would-be researchers in the self-study and teacher research veins."
"Among the pedagogical volumes I have perused, Self-Study Teacher Research is the sanest. Within religion, I commend it mainly to fledgling instructors or mid-career professors seeking a fresh start."
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