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Learning from Young Children in the Classroom The Art and Science of Teacher Research

ISBN-10: 080774767X
ISBN-13: 9780807747674
Edition: 2006
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Description: This practical resource is a comprehensive introduction to envisioning and carrying out high-quality teacher research in early childhood settings. The text features original research projects by teachers working with infants, toddlers, preschoolers,  More...

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Book details

List price: $28.95
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Teachers College Press, Teachers College, Columbia University
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 224
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.638
Language: English

This practical resource is a comprehensive introduction to envisioning and carrying out high-quality teacher research in early childhood settings. The text features original research projects by teachers working with infants, toddlers, preschoolers, and primary age children. With special attention given to multicultural and multilingual classrooms, the authors examine forms of children's play, social interaction, and friendships, language and literacy learning, as well as work with parents and families.

Foreword
Acknowledgments
Introduction
Framing Inquiry-And Staying Close to Children
Teacher Research and Early Childhood Practice
Teacher Research and Early Childhood Curricula and Philosophies
The Process of Inquiry-The Art of Doing Teacher Research
Finding a Path of Inquiry
Research Questions
Data Collection-Finding the Little Gems
Understanding Your Data Through Documentation
Using Teacher Research to Understand and Promote Children's Play and Interaction
Toddlers-Building Community Through Play
Promoting More Sophisticated Play and Interaction in Preschool
Teacher Research and Understanding Children's Language Development
Children's Language and the Language of Teacher Research
Collecting and Analyzing Data on the Language Experiences of Infants
Toddlers-Entering Worlds of Discovery and Learning
Teacher Research and Children's Projects and Literacy Learning
Understanding Children's Project-Based Learning
Researching Children's Storytelling and Story Dramatization
Reconceptualizing Children's Early Literacy Development
Forms of Writing About and Disseminating Teacher Research
Innovative Ways to Write About Teacher Research
Narrative Inquiry-The Value for Teacher Research
Integrating Poetry, Memoir, and Stories
Using Stories, Photographs, and Artwork
Using Audit Trails as Analytical Graphics
Future Directions for Teacher Research in Early Childhood Education
Forms and Functions of Early Childhood Teacher Research
Why Do Teacher Research in Early Childhood Education?
Where Do We Go From Here?
References
Index
About the Authors

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