ERIC Number: ED378564
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994
Reference Count: N/A
Research Questions Teachers Ask: A Report from the National Reading Research Center School Research Consortium. Reading Research Report No. 30.
Baumann, James F.; And Others
This paper reports on the creation, growth, and continual development of a teacher-researcher community formed in conjunction with the University of Georgia site of the National Reading Research Center (NRRC). The National Reading Research Center School Research Consortium (SRC) is a teacher-researcher community that includes approximately 35 elementary, middle, and high school teachers from the greater Athens, Georgia, area. The mission of the SRC is to conduct and report teacher-directed classroom-based inquiry that informs practice and enlightens theory for literacy professionals. The research questions that drive current and future studies come directly from the teacher-researchers. The first sets of research questions came from open-ended meetings with prospective SRC teacher researchers. These questions were then refined and honed as the teacher researchers wrote proposals for SRC funding. The research questions evolved further as the research was implemented. The paper includes research questions that direct SRC studies, as well as vignettes of how teacher researchers' inquiry and research questions changed as the research process unfolded. Contains 24 references and 2 tables listing research questions. (RS)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: National Reading Research Center, Athens, GA.; National Reading Research Center, College Park, MD.