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The Reflective Educator's Guide to Classroom Research : Learning to Teach and Teaching to Learn Through Practitioner Inquiry - Nancy Fichtman Dana

The Reflective Educator's Guide to Classroom Research

Learning to Teach and Teaching to Learn Through Practitioner Inquiry

Paperback Published: 15th October 2019
ISBN: 9781544352183
Number Of Pages: 352

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Harness the power of data to transform classrooms through inquiry and analysis with this updated, best-selling resource

When teachers examine the simple but complex act of teaching, the power yielded can be transformative. For three editions, teacher preparation and professional development providers have turned to this bestselling how-to guide for an authentic clear description of teacher inquiry and how to harness it for greatest effect.

In this 4th edition, readers will journey toward understanding the link between teacher inquiry and the creation of data-driven classrooms by walking through some of today’s most relevant scenarios as well as timeless and enduring examples. Featuring helpful exercises and step-by-step instructions, this edition includes:

  • A head on discussion of equity and social justice and the role inquiry plays in tackling it
  • A look at professional practice doctoral programs as ripe context for inquiry
  • A complete chapter on the role literature plays in teacher research
  • A more seamless integration between the text and accompanying website

Grab this text, raise your voice at the table of educational reform, and transform assumptions for more impactful teaching.

Industry Reviews

"The Reflective Educator's Guide to Classroom Research, 4E is a practical volume that can be used as an interactive guide for university supervisors to facilitate teacher candidates in engaging in inquiry-based reflective practices while gathering data during their field-based experiences."

-- Rebecca J. Blankenship, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, TESOL Program Director, QEP Liaison, Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University

"The Fourth Edition of The Reflective Educator's Guide to Classroom Research presents the crucial field of teacher research in an engaging and positive manner, with many explanatory examples and scenarios. True to its title, "reflective," the narrative highlights the importance of the qualitative approach to research in which the researcher looks at personal and experiential qualities that affect educational change."

-- Harriette L. Spiegel, Ph. D. Lecturer, The University of Tennessee at Martin

"This book makes a distinct contribution to the field by providing teachers with a step-by-step approach to teacher inquiry. It is also a great resource for teachers who want to conduct their own inquiries in schools. It is comprehensive, easy to read, and rich with examples and exercises that model the process of teacher inquiry for every stage."

-- Suha Tamim, Clinical Assistant Professor, University of South Carolina

"Teacher inquiry is a catalyst for change, but the process can be intimidating. This text has a different feel to it. It is reflective in nature, which adds a personal touch to the research process. While it hits on all the same points as someone engaging in action research, the change to an inquiry stance reflects what teachers currently experience in their classrooms. Multiple examples throughout provide the support necessary and the text is useful for both an action research course and a teacher wishing to make systematic, deliberate improvements to his/her teaching. I highly recommend The Reflective Educator's Guide to Classroom Research, 4E to anyone interested in using data to inform and strengthen their instruction and provide a more equitable classroom."

-- Terri Duncko, Ph.D., Adjunct Professor, Beeghly College of Education

"This book is a wonderful guide for teachers conducting research in their schools. It clearly explains the process and guides teacher researchers through with well thought out activities combined with ample rich examples to enhance understanding."

-- Diane Barrett, Professor & Chair of the School of Education, University of Hawaii at Hilo

"Stop and look no further: The Reflective Educator's Guide to Classroom Research, 4E is the definite text on teacher inquiry. Inside these covers you will find answers to what teacher inquiry entails, why the inquiry process is vital to a healthy teaching profession, and how teachers can translate their wonderings into a systemic form of study that informs classroom change and improvement. Happy inquiring!"

-- Dr. Cynthia Carver Associate Professor & Chair of Teacher Development, Oakland University

ISBN: 9781544352183
ISBN-10: 1544352182
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 352
Published: 15th October 2019
Publisher: SAGE Publications Inc
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 25.4 x 17.78  x 2.03
Weight (kg): 0.7
Edition Number: 4
Edition Type: Revised

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