ERIC Number: ED396241
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1996
Reference Count: 0
Research in the Classroom: Talk, Texts, and Inquiry.
Donoahue, Zoe, Ed.; And Others
This book presents nine studies conducted by teacher researchers who explore the oral and written discourse of learning communities--communities of students, communities of teachers, and communities in which students and teachers learn together. The studies focus on journal writing, conversation, story telling, geometry, computer technology, and teacher collaboration. After an introduction ("Teachers as Researchers: Past and Present" by Janice Lake Betts), chapters in the book are (1) "Reliving the Learning: Learning from Classroom Talk and Texts" (Leslie Patterson); (2) "Allowing Space for Not Knowing: A Dialogue about Teachers' Journals" (Marne B. Isakson and David D. Williams); (3) "Building a Reflecting Classroom" (Franca Fedele); (4) "Students Telling Stories: Inquiry into the Process of Learning Stories" (Judy Caulfield); (5) "A Language Experience Approach to Elementary Geometry" (Monica McGlynn-Stewart); (6) "Technology and Reflection: Knowing Our World and Our Work" (Jeannine St. Pierre-Hirtle); (7) "Collaboration, Community, and Communication: Models of Discourse for Teacher Research" (Zoe Donoahue); (8) "Collaborative Inquiry: The Practice of Professional Development" (Flavia Churchill); and (9) "Wild Dreams and Sober Cautions: The Future of Teacher Research" (Marian M. Mohr). Contains author and subject indexes. (RS)
Descriptors: Action Research, Classroom Communication, Classroom Environment, Classroom Research, Computer Uses in Education, Cooperation, Discourse Analysis, Discourse Communities, Elementary Secondary Education, Journal Writing, Language Experience Approach, Mathematics Instruction, Professional Development, Story Telling, Teacher Researchers
Order Department, International Reading Association, 800 Barksdale Road, P.O. Box 8139, Newark, DE 19714-8139 (Book No. 146: $11.50 members, $18 nonmembers).
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Books
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: International Reading Association, Newark, DE.