ERIC Number: ED353763
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992
Developing Teacher Researchers: Preservice and Inservice Considerations.
Koorland, Mark A.
This paper looks at why there are so few teacher researchers and how such professionals can be encouraged, in the light of the reform movement in both general and special education which demands that teachers take on new roles including that of researcher. Institutions of higher education are urged to show their respect for research by teaching teachers validated instructional methods, teaching them such critical skills as reading and evaluating the research literature, and supporting teachers who seek to innovate or question currently popular teaching methods. Local education agencies are urged to encourage faculty to research and evaluate various educational products, utilize available university resource personnel, work toward better communication between teachers and principals, and make data part of the school culture. (Contains 11 references.) (DB)
Descriptors: Classroom Research, Classroom Techniques, College School Cooperation, Disabilities, Educational Methods, Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education, Instructional Effectiveness, Instructional Materials, Preservice Teacher Education, Research Methodology, Teacher Administrator Relationship, Teacher Researchers, Teacher Role
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: In: Bunsen, Teresa D., Ed., And Others. Forum on Emerging Trends in Special Education: Implications for Personnel Preparation (4th, Washington, D.C., April 9-10, 1992); see EC 301 793.