Publication Date: April 16, 2004
Series: Practitioner Inquiry Series
This book offers an engaging and effective approach to improving teacher and student learning. Based on the experiences of three leading educational organizations, the authors provide invaluable, research-based guidelines for incorporating inquiry into teacher’s instructional practices and student work as part of the ongoing work of schools. In addition to discussing the lessons learned and questions raised by inquiry work, this volume includes:
Alexandra T. Weinbaum co-directs the Academy for Educational Development’s (AED’s) Center for School and Community Services.
David Allen is a researcher at the National Center for Restructuring Education, Schools, and Teaching (NCREST) at Teachers College, Columbia University.
Tina Blythe teaches courses for faculty at the Boston Architectural Center and has been a researcher with Project Zero since 1988.
Katherine G. Simon is co-Executive Director of the Coalition of Essential Schools.
Steve Seidel is a lecturer on education at the Harvard Graduate School of Education and director of Harvard Project Zero.
Catherine S. Rubin is the president of EduChange, Inc. in New York City, which offers a variety of consultation services to schools and other educational organizations.
“Offers a refreshing optimism along with the powerful reminder that the possibilities for student learning will mirror the possibilities for teacher learning….This book captures the dignity of teaching at a time when that dignity needs rescuing.”
—From the Foreword by Ann Lieberman and Jacqueline Ancess
“The authors address collaborative inquiry in a way that is both scholarly and practical, an approach that makes this book useful in both the university classroom and the schoolhouse.”
—Dennis Sparks, Executive Director, National Staff Development Council
“This book is a must-read for school leaders interested in collaboration and reflective practice.”
—Sherry P. King, Superintendent of Schools, Mamaroneck, New York