The Movement for Teacher Research

June 12, 2002 1 min read

These publications and World Wide Web sites offer some additional information on the teacher-research movement:

  • Teacher-Researchers at Work, a book published in 1999 by the National Writing Project in Berkeley, Calif. The editors are Marion S. MacLean and Marian M. Mohr, both of whom helped found the teacher-research network in Fairfax County, Va.
  • “The Teacher Research Movement: A Decade Later,” an article published in the journal Educational Researcher in October 1999. The authors are Marilyn Cochran-Smith and Susan L. Lytle. Cochran-Smith and Lytle also wrote Inside/Outside: Teacher Research and Knowledge, a 1993 book published by Teachers College Press. The two, both university-based researchers, also edit a series of books on practitioner inquiry for the same publisher.
  • “Beyond the Divide of Teacher Research and Academic Research,” by Kenneth M. Zeichner, published in 1995 in the journal Teachers and Teaching.
  • Another Web site, this one maintained by teacher-researchers in Madison, Wis., can be found at The Madison school district also produces printed compilations of its teachers’ work. Information on obtaining copies of those reports is available from Cathy Caro-Bruce at (608) 663-4958.

A version of this article appeared in the June 12, 2002 edition of Education Week as The Movement for Teacher Research