‘I’ is for ‘Insider’: Practitioner Research in Schools

  title={‘I’ is for ‘Insider’: Practitioner Research in Schools},
  author={Inda Lynn Schaenen and Angela Marie Kohnen and Pablo Flinn and Wendy Saul and J. T. Zeni},
In this paper we five teachers and teacher educators draw upon our personal classroom experiences in order to explore the definitions, descriptions, and nature of educational practitioner research, what we call teacher research. We highlight the tensions that can exist between and among teacher research, institutional needs and macro-policies, and argue that as both stance and method, teacher research can complement traditional, outsider-driven social science research. Further, practitioner… CONTINUE READING