ERIC Number: ED531503
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Reference Count: N/A
Our Inquiry, Our Practice: Undertaking, Supporting, and Learning from Early Childhood Teacher Research(ers)
Perry, Gail, Ed.; Henderson, Barbara, Ed.; Meier, Daniel R., Ed.
National Association for the Education of Young Children
Through "teacher research", teachers engage in the systematic study of their own practice to answer questions they have about teaching and learning, and their own effectiveness. This book explores what teacher research in the early childhood setting looks like, why it is important to the field of early childhood education, and how teacher educators can support it. Including articles from NAEYC's "Voices of Practitioners" online journal, "Our Inquiry, Our Practice" offers a theoretical framework as well as lively accounts of teacher research in action. Contents of this book include: (1) The Nature of Teacher Research (Barbara Henderson, Daniel R. Meier, Gail Perry, and Andrew J. Stremmel); (2) Understanding Vivian Paley as a Teacher Researcher(Patricia M. Cooper); (3) Two's Company, Three's a Crowd: Peer Interactions in a Preschool Social Triangle (Christopher Taaffe); (4) Encounters with Sunlight and a Mirror Ball (Diane M. Spahn with Barry Kluger-Bell and Ellen Hall); (5) "Do You Want to See Something Goofy?" Peer Culture in the Preschool Yard (Aaron Neimark); (6) Exploring the Forest: Wild Places in Childhood (Anna Golden); (7) If I Were President: Teaching Social Justice in the Primary Classroom (Elizabeth Goss); (8) Getting Started and Moving into Teacher Research (Barbara Henderson and Daniel R. Meier; (9) Reshaping the Landscape of Early Childhood Teaching through Teacher Research (Andrew J. Stremmel); (10) Teacher Research: Questions for Teacher Educators (J. Amos Hatch); (11) Developing Professional Insight (Lilian G. Katz); (12) Teacher Research: Improving Practice and Amplifying Teacher Voice among Diverse Students in Early Childhood Education (Barbara Henderson); (13) Co-Inquiry: Documentation, Communication, Action (Shareen Abramson); (14) Zooms: Promoting Schoolwide Inquiry and Improving Practice (Ben Mardell, Debbie LeeKeenan, Heidi Given, David Robinson, Becky Merino, and Yvonne Liu-Constant); (15) Las Americas Early Education School Teacher Research Initiative in Collaboration with San Francisco State University (Isauro Michael Escamilla); (16) Making Learning Visible at the Lee Academy Pilot School (Ben Mardell); (17) The Making Learning Visible/Ready to Learn Providence Peer Network(Ben Mardell and Bethany Carpenter); (18) Kent State University Child Development Center, Ongoing Teacher Research (Carol Bersani); and (19) Reflective Early Childhood Educators' Social Seminar--RECESS (Jeff Daitsman).
Descriptors: Teacher Researchers, Early Childhood Education, Preschool Teachers, Preschool Children, Peer Relationship, Social Justice, Teacher Educators, Teacher Improvement, Communities of Practice, College School Cooperation, Child Development Centers, Inquiry, Reflective Teaching, Seminars, Primary Education
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Publication Type: Books; Collected Works - General; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Early Childhood Education; Preschool Education; Primary Education
Authoring Institution: National Association for the Education of Young Children
Identifiers - Location: California; Massachusetts; Ohio; Rhode Island