Author: Ann Dobie
Summary: Compiled by NWP’s Teacher Inquiry Community, this annotated bibliography of approximately 50 books offers a wealth of important designs, guides, case studies, and much more. It provides a rich resource for individual teacher researchers and those planning on leading teacher inquiry projects and professional development.
Original Date of Publication: July 2007
Based on the author’s work with student teachers, this slim volume is “a study of how ethnography (the study of culture) can be a useful tool for teachers in the classroom.” Each chapter describes an activity through which student teachers learned to observe ethnographically: notetaking/notemaking; neighborhood mapping; classroom mapping; ethnographic interviews; ethnographic case studies; and focused classroom observation. The chapter “Not Just for New Teachers” highlights the use of tools by experienced classroom teachers, but really the whole book is useful for any teacher-researcher looking to develop her observational skills. Each chapter ends with “further inquiry into ideas” and “activities to explore the ideas,” which teacher inquiry communities may find useful.
- Developing a Definition of Teacher Research
- Planning for Study Groups: An Advanced Institute at the NWP in Vermont
- A Teacher Inquiry Study Group Focuses on Racism and Homophobia
Original Source: National Writing Project, https://www.nwp.org/cs/public/print/resource/1995