ERIC Number: ED436318
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998
Reference Count: N/A
Becoming Teacher Researchers.
Benson, Chris, Ed.
Bread Loaf Rural Teacher Network Magazine, Sum 1998
This serial issue contains eight articles all on the theme of "Becoming Teacher Researchers.""Becoming a Network of Teacher Researchers" (Scott Christian) discusses how portfolios of classroom work provide documentation and encourage more systematic teacher research involving established research techniques. "Identifying Features of Language: Listening, Writing, Performing" (Ellen Temple) describes how fifth-graders developed language skills by studying oral genres--examining and classifying their everyday language use. In "Teaching Standard English to African American Students: Conceptualizing the Research Project" (Renee Moore), results from teacher research indicate that teacher attitude compensates for Black students' resistance to learning standard English. "The Golden Age of Teacher Research: An Interview With Marty Rutherford" (Chris Benson) pursues questions concerning the importance of the relationship between teacher, student, and community; the characteristics of good teacher researchers; wider acceptance of ethnographic and qualitative research; and the importance of online collaboration among teacher researchers who are spread out across the country. "Watching and Listening in and outside the Classroom" (Sheri Skelton) recounts how a teacher in an Inupiaq village in northwestern Alaska incorporated aspects of Native learning and teaching styles in the classroom. "Students Teaching: In Season at Peoples Academy" (Moira Donovan) documents a Vermont high school's use of high school seniors as teaching assistants and mentors in inclusive classrooms."Have You Graded Our Essays Yet?" (Risa Udall) discusses teacher research on how ungraded writing allowed Arizona high school students to improve their writing skills. In "Something Invisible Became Visible" (Robert Baroz), a teacher-student research team studied the value of classroom language use in reinforcing learning. (TD)
Descriptors: Action Research, Classroom Research, Electronic Libraries, Elementary Secondary Education, English Teachers, Ethnography, Networks, Qualitative Research, Reflective Teaching, Rural Education, Rural Schools, Student Research, Teacher Researchers, Teacher Student Relationship, Teaching Experience
Publication Type: Collected Works - Serials; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Middlebury Coll., VT. Bread Loaf School of English