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ERIC Number: ED470672
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002-Apr
Pages: 16
Abstractor: N/A
Situating Education Research in a Framework of Care: Examples from Teacher Research.
Girod, Mark; Pardales, Michael; Cervetti, Gina
This paper presents two examples of teacher researchers conducting classroom inquiry situated in a framework of care. The teacher research movement continues to gain momentum as researchers seek answers and better understanding of issues related to their own practice. However, teachers continue to have difficulty in finding value in the practices and values of professional researchers. This study offers an alternative model to traditional teacher research: research that follows closely in form and function research done in the scholarly tradition, but research situated in a framework of care. Teachers are best situated to investigate issues of practice, to study their praxis, to be advocates for issues, ideas, and individuals through education research. The two vignettes are the stories of real teacher researchers, one teaching in a fourth grade science class and the other involved in teaching philosophical inquiry to elementary and middle school students. Both of these teachers thought that the inquiry into their own praxis was transformative. (Contains 25 references.) (SLD)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A