Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Topic: Action Research

10-Second Review: We need to get members of the community as well as teachers involved in action research.

Title: “Teacher Research and Learning Communities: a Failure to Theorize Power Relations?” KG Herr and GL Anderson. Language Arts (May 2008), 382-391. A publication of the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE).

Summary: Action research deals with questions involving specific circumstances in classroom and community. Engaging not only teachers but community members in action research could help build a knowledge base of questions and possible answers to real classroom and community problems.

Comment: What a glorious dream! RayS.

The purpose of this blog is to share interesting ideas I have found in recent American professional publications dealing with the teaching of English at all levels, elementary, secondary and college.

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