Professional Learning Teacher as Writer Teacher Inquiry

Resources for Teacher Inquiry Communities: An Annotated Bibliography


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.