Students as Researchers

Author: Joe Kincheloe
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135714711
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This book focuses directly on student empowerment through meaningful research. It fills a specific gap in educational literature by making explicit the relationship between teaching method, classroom practice, and the production of knowledge. Drawing on the best of theoretical innovations over the last decade Students as Researchers places them in a living accessible context. With a sound basis in theory, the book is also extremely practical and accessible for students, giving scenarios and examples that can be used to reveal the workings and benefits of research.

Exploring Nonfiction Literacies

Author: Vivian Yenika-Agbaw
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1475843437
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The book discusses how learners might be guided to interact with texts in a creative but critically engaged and sustainable manner.

Shaping Higher Education with Students

Author: Vincent C. H. Tong
Publisher: UCL Press
ISBN: 1787351122
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Forging closer links between university research and teaching has become an important way to enhance the quality of higher education across the world. As student engagement takes centre stage in academic life, how can academics and university leaders engage with their students to connect research and teaching more effectively? In this highly accessible book, the contributors show how students and academics can work in partnership to shape research-based education. Featuring student perspectives, it offers academics and university leaders practical suggestions and inspiring ideas on higher education pedagogy, including principles of working with students as partners in higher education, connecting students with real-world outputs, transcending disciplinary boundaries in student research activities, connecting students with the workplace, and innovative assessment and teaching practices. Written and edited in full collaboration with students and leading educator-researchers from a wide spectrum of academic disciplines, this book poses fundamental questions about learning and learning communities in contemporary higher education.

Research in classrooms

Author: Lorin W. Anderson
Publisher: Pergamon
ISBN: 9780080340609
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This book is the only one to date which takes up epistemological issues concerning classroom research and pursues them in relation to design and methodological matters with depth and balance. It deals with all of the perennial issues that have divided scholars in the field and contributes more to achieving points of reconciliation than has previously been available. This is not yet another substantive review of the findings of classroom research. It makes no attempt to portray the current state of knowledge of such topics as teacher praise, student initiations, teacher interactive decision making, student deviance, homework, student engagement, and the like. This is more a book about classroom research for those who want to learn how to teach by digesting the products of research, and it does not justify its existence in the deficiencies of the past. Indeed, it sees strengths and shortcomings in many different approaches. This book gives students tremendous potential to capitalise on the experience and accumulated wisdom of decades of scholars so as to emerge from it with high levels of understanding and knowledge of the field. It also contains historical material which provides an excellent record of developments over time and gives many fully descriptive examples of earlier achievements.

School Libraries Matter Views From the Research

Author: Mirah J. Dow
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 1610691628
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As school districts across the United States increasingly question the need for trained librarians, this collection of research-based evidence helps make the case for a state-licensed librarian in every school. • Utilizes evidence-based findings to explain why school libraries—and trained librarians—matter • Illustrates the progression of ideas around current education debates • Shares numerous examples of quantitative and qualitative research design and application • Summarizes the importance of each study and its practical application for working school librarians

The Power of Questions

Author: Beverly Falk
Publisher: Heinemann Educational Books
ISBN: 9780325006987
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The Instructor's Guide provides a suggested framework that outlines each class session, complete with detailed assignments and rubrics for assessment. Teacher research is a tool that can help you continue to learn throughout your career. Pursuing your own questions has the potential to foster genuine understandings of educational methods, re-invigorate your teaching practices, and re-shape your curriculum for the benefit of your students. The Power of Questions makes connections between investigating issues related to your practice and designing research curricula for your students. Beverly Falk and Megan Blumenreich carefully illustrate and scaffold the research process for you by breaking it into smaller steps. They cite examples of real teacher researchers' studies as they provide advice, study questions, and exercise that help you: formulate a research question design a study investigate prior research on the subject choose the best tools for collecting evidence analyze your findings and apply them to the issues and dilemmas in your teaching life share what you've learned with others make research a regular part of your practice. Unlike any other book on teacher research, Falk and Blumenreich provide you with analogous research projects for your students that support a classroom environment of inquiry and discovery. For teacher educators, an accompanying online instructor's manual includes rubrics to support and assess teacher professional development. Whether you are a preservice, inservice or veteran teacher, through the inquiry and reflection of teacher research you can learn about your practice and your students and gain a deeper understanding of the potential that the inquiry process has to support powerful student learning.

What Successful Teachers Do

Author: Neal A. Glasgow
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 9780761945741
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Presents a variety of methodologies meant to strengthen and support classroom theory and practice for teachers, derived from practical educational research.

Teaching the Library Research Process

Author: Carol Collier Kuhlthau
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 0810844192
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New in Paperback! A complete instructional program for introducing students to the process of library research, with ready-to-use activities and worksheets. Cloth edition 0-8108-2723-9 published in 1994. Paperback edition available April 2002.

Preparing Teachers for a Changing World

Author: Linda Darling-Hammond
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1119461162
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Based on rapid advances in what is known about how people learn and how to teach effectively, this important book examines the core concepts and central pedagogies that should be at the heart of any teacher education program. Stemming from the results of a commission sponsored by the National Academy of Education, Preparing Teachers for a Changing World recommends the creation of an informed teacher education curriculum with the common elements that represent state-of-the-art standards for the profession. Written for teacher educators in both traditional and alternative programs, university and school system leaders, teachers, staff development professionals, researchers, and educational policymakers, the book addresses the key foundational knowledge for teaching and discusses how to implement that knowledge within the classroom. Preparing Teachers for a Changing World recommends that, in addition to strong subject matter knowledge, all new teachers have a basic understanding of how people learn and develop, as well as how children acquire and use language, which is the currency of education. In addition, the book suggests that teaching professionals must be able to apply that knowledge in developing curriculum that attends to students' needs, the demands of the content, and the social purposes of education: in teaching specific subject matter to diverse students, in managing the classroom, assessing student performance, and using technology in the classroom.