ERIC Number: ED402561
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997
Reference Count: N/A
The Inside and Outside of Teacher Research: Reflections on Having One Foot in Both Worlds. Perspectives in Reading Research No. 11.
Baumann, James F.
This paper examines the teacher research process from two points of view: that of a university-based researcher and that of a school-based classroom researcher. Speaking from the experience of engaging in research from both perspectives, the paper presents six reflections on teacher research that describe the special nature of inquiry as conducted by classroom teachers. The paper concludes that "insider" status as a full-time, school-based teacher researcher provides a unique perspective for engaging in inquiry on the teaching and learning of literacy in children. The paper also acknowledges that other points of view--including the "outside" perspective of a university-based researcher--provide valid and complementary positions for acquiring understanding into the complex nature of literacy acquisition. Contains 30 references and a sample lesson plan. (Author/RS)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
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.