Offer novice and experienced teachers guidelines for the "how" and "why" to do self-study teacher research
Designed to help teachers plan, implement, and assess a manageable self-study research project, this unique textbook covers the foundation, history, theoretical underpinnings, and methods of self-study research. Written in a reader-friendly style and filled with interactive activities and examples, this book helps teachers every step of the way as they plan and conduct their studies. Author Anastasia Samaras encourages readers to think deeply about both the "how" and the "why" of this essential professional development tool as they pose questions and formulate personal theories to improve professional practice.
- A Self-Study Project Planner assists teachers in understanding both the details and process of conducting self-study research.
- A Critical Friends Portfolio includes innovative critical collaborative inquiries to support the completion of a high quality final research project.
- Advice from the most senior self-study academics working in the U.S. and internationally is included, along with descriptions of the self-study methodology that has been refined over time.
- Examples demonstrate the connections between self-study research, teachers' professional growth, and their students' learning.
- Tables, charts, and visuals help readers see the big picture and stay organized.
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A Student Study Site at www.sagepub.com/samaras offers a wealth of resources, including additional examples and activities, web-based resources, study questions, and key terms.
Self-Study Teacher Research: Improving Your Practice Through Collaborative Inquiry is intended as a core textbook for a wide variety of courses in the education curriculum, including Action Research, Qualitative Research Methods, Research Methods in Education, and the capstone/teacher researcher course required of all early childhood, elementary, and secondary education majors.
|What is Self-Study Teacher Research?|
|What Self-Study Teacher Research is Not|
|Why Conduct Self-Study Teacher Research?|
|Self-Study Research Project Planner|
|Self-Study Research Project Timeline|
|Self-Study Teacher Research Exemplar Brief|
|Culture of the Self-Study Community|
|Influence, Confluence, and Divergence|
|Important Events in Outgrowth of Self-Study School|
|Critique and Sustainability|
|Characteristics of Self-Study Research|
|Five Foci Framework: Methodological Components of Self-Study Research|
|Choosing a Self-Study Method|
|Challenges in Choosing a Method|
|Seven Key Design Components|
|Questioning the Ethics of Your Study|
|School Division Review|
|The Role of Professional Organizations|
|Standards of Research Ethics|
|Institutional Review Boards|
|Alignment of Data with Question|
|Overlapping Research Phases|
|Data Gathering Techniques|
|Alternative Data Gathering Techniques|
|Research as a Recursive Act|
|Categories and Connections|
|Grounded Theory and the Constant Comparative Method|
|Computer Software Tools|
|Multiple Sources of Data|
|Transparency, validation, exemplars, and trustworthiness|
|Some Friendly Writing Advice|
|Writing Your Research Report|
|Writing Your Abstract|
|Welcoming Peer Critique|
|The Importance of Presenting Your Research|
|Challenge the Status Quo of Presentations|
|Pointers for Presenting|
|Writing Your Self-Study Proposal|
|Advice for Presenting|
|The Proposal Review Process|
|Advice for Getting Published|
Sample Materials & Chapters
This companion site will include additional activities, examples, web resources, study questions and key terms.