ERIC Number: EJ788554
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Feb
Reference Count: 4
At Last: Practitioner Inquiry and the Practice of Teaching: Some Thoughts on "Better"
Lytle, Susan L.
Research in the Teaching of English, v42 n3 p373-379 Feb 2008
In this "At Last" essay, Susan Lytle addresses issues of teacher research, work that is shaped by and that shapes the complexity of teachers' knowledge and learning, and is based on the accumulation of robust and meaningful experiences leading to classroom expertise. Assuring her readers that teacher research is alive and well, even in the current politically charged atmosphere of scripted instruction and curriculum-driving mandated testing, Lytle presents the case for teachers' contributions to our understandings about classrooms and teachers' own understandings about how to make classrooms, teaching, and learning better.
Descriptors: Teacher Researchers, Essays, Inquiry, Teaching Experience, Theory Practice Relationship, Knowledge Base for Teaching, Educational Research, English Instruction
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
Education Level: Adult Education
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