ERIC Number: ED277022
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987
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Reclaiming the Classroom: Teacher Research as an Agency for Change.
Goswami, Dixie, Ed.; Stillman, Peter R., Ed.
To address how and why to do research in the classroom as a teacher, this book of essays by teacher researchers prefaces each of its four sections with interviews with Cindy Myers, Ken Jones, Patricia Reed and Betty Bailey respectively. Titles and authors are as follows: "Addressing the Problem of Elsewhereness: A Case for Action Research in Schools," (Garth Boomer); "A Quiet Form of Research" (James Britton); "On the Move: Teacher-Researchers" (Nancy Martin); "The Teacher as REsearcher" (Ann E. Berthoff); "A Lot of Talk About Nothing" (Shirley Brice Heath); "Research as Odyssey" (Ken Macrorie); selection from "Non-Magical Thinking: Presenting Writing Developmentally in Schools" (Janet Emig); "Diving In: An Introduction to Basic Writing" (Mina Shaughnessy); "From Dialogue to Dialectic to Dialogue" (Ann E. Berthoff); "Class-Based Writing Research; Teachers Learning from Students" (Nancie Atwell); "Teacher-Researchers and the Study of the Writing Process" (Marian Mohr); "Buena Vista Writing to Learn: Teachers as Agents for Educational Change" (Lynne Alvine); "Planning Classroom Research" (Lee Odell); selection from "A Letter to Bread Loaf" (Gail Martin); "An Analysis of Peer Group Dialogue Journals for Classroom Use" (Dale Lumley); "Everyone Sits at a Big Desk: Discovering Topics for Writing" (Nancie Atwell); "We Watched Ourselves Write: Report on a Classroom Research Project" (Victoria Holmsten); "I Gave My Classroom Away" (Amanda Branscombe); and "Reflections on Classroom Research" (Lucinda Ray). (SRT)
Descriptors: Action Research, Classroom Research, Dialogs (Literary), Educational Change, Elementary Secondary Education, Teacher Improvement, Teacher Researchers, Teacher Role, Writing Instruction, Writing Processes, Writing Research
Boynton/Cook Publishers, Inc., P.O. Box 860, 52 Upper Montclair Plaza, Upper Montclair, NJ 07043 ($10.75).
Publication Type: Books; Opinion Papers
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