ERIC Number: ED478318
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2000
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Working on the Inside: Using One's Own Practice as a Site for Studying Teaching and Learning.
Ball, Deborah Loewenberg
This chapter examines benefits and pitfalls inherent in studying teaching and learning from the inside where the teacher is also the principal investigator of the research. The first section describes a first-person account of a trajectory using inquiry as a means of practice and using practice as a medium for research. Then, three cases of researcher-teachers' work are examined. All three focus on mathematics teaching and learning but differ in question, design, and what is afforded by the first-person perspective. It concludes with issues crucial to the ongoing development of this approach to the study of teaching and learning from the inside. (KHR)
Descriptors: Discourse Analysis, Educational Change, Elementary Secondary Education, Inquiry, Mathematics Education, Mathematics Instruction, Participatory Research, Research Design, Research Methodology, Teacher Researchers
Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, Inc., 10 Industrial Avenue, Mahwah, NJ 07430. Web site: http://www.erlbaum.com.
Publication Type: Books; Reports - Descriptive
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Note: In: Kelly, Anthony E. and Richard Lesh, Handbook of Research Design in Mathematics and Science Education, Mahwah, NJ, Lawrence Erlbaum, 1999. p365-402.