Teachers as action researchers: Some reflections on what it takes
Locke, T. (2009). Teachers as action researchers: Some reflections on what it takes. Paper presented at the Conference on Learning and Teaching Language and Literature, Institute for Studies in Education, University of Toronto, June 23 -26, 2009.
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Towards the end of 2006, a group of secondary and primary teachers, in collaboration with university researchers based at the University of Waikato, began a two-year journey where they researched their own practice as teachers of literature in multicultural classrooms in Auckland, New Zealand. This presentation briefly outlines the Teaching and Learning Research Initiative (TLRI), which initially provided a vision of teachers, working in partnership with university researchers, researching their own practice with the aim of enhancing the practice of the teaching profession as a whole. Through the eyes of one of the university-based researchers, but drawing on the experiences of four of the teacher participants, this presentation reflects on factors that had a bearing on the successful (or otherwise) induction of these teachers as teacher-researchers in their own right.
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