Living the Questions (Second Edition)

A Guide for Teacher-Researchers

Teacher research is an extension of good teaching, observing students closely, analyzing their needs, and adjusting the curriculum to fit the needs of all. In this completely updated second edition of their definitive work, Ruth Shagoury and Brenda Miller Power present a framework for teacher research along with an extensive collection of narratives from teachers engaged in the process of designing and carrying out research projects to inform their instruction.

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Teacher research is an extension of good teaching, observing students closely, analyzing their needs, and adjusting the curriculum to fit the needs of all. In this completely updated second edition of their definitive work, Ruth Shagoury and Brenda Miller Power present a framework for teacher research along with an extensive collection of narratives from teachers engaged in the process of designing and carrying out research projects to inform their instruction.

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About the Author(s)

Brenda Power was born in Wayne, Michigan, the daughter of a teacher and engineer. She received her bachelor and master's degrees from Michigan State University, and her doctorate from the University of New Hampshire, where she worked with Donald Graves, Donald Murray, and Thomas Newkirk.

Ruth Shagoury (formerly Ruth Shagoury Hubbard) can't imagine anything more fascinating than exploring the minds of children and adolescents as they grow as readers, writers, and language users.

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Contents
Acknowledgments
Chapter 1: Why Teacher Research?
Chapter 2: Questions Evolving
Chapter 3: Research Designs
Chapter 4: Harvesting Data
Chapter 5: What Likes What? Data Analysis
Chapter 6: Citing a Tea Bag: When Researchers Read
Chapter 7: Honest Labor: Writing Up Research
Chapter 8: Sustaining Research: Building and Extending Research Communities
Epilogue: Why Not Teacher Research?
Appendix: Teacher-Research Designs

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Product Details

Grade Range: K-12
Media: 304 pp/paper
Year: 2012
Item No: WEB-0846
ISBN: 978-157110-846-3

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