- Action Research Network
- Bread Loaf Rural Teacher Network Magazine
- Fairfax County Teacher Research Network or contact Dr. Gail Ritchie
- League of Teacher Researchers
- On-Line Journal for Teacher Research
- EmTech's Listing of Action Research and Teacher Research Sites
MacLean, Marion S. & Mohr, Marian M. (1999). "Teacher-Researchers at Work." Berkely, CA: National Writing Project., p. 165-262.
Mills, G.E. (2007). Action research: A guide for the teacher researcher. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson Education.
Power, Brenda Mi. & Hubbard, Ruth S. (1996). "Oops-what we learn when our teaching fails." York, ME: Stenhouse Publishers.
Teacher Research Links
- The National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) http://www.ncte.org maintains The Research Foundation for teacher research providing grants of up to $5,000 for classroom teachers, Pre-K-12, to explore questions related to teaching English/Language Arts. Applicants must be members of NCTE.
- The National Center for the Study of Writing and Literacy (NCWL) http://www-gse.berkeley.edu/research/NCSWL/csw.homepage.html. The center was an independent research center sponsored by the U.S. Dept. of Education and was affiliated with the NWP. It supported research projects examining how students learn to write, how teachers can best help students who come from an increasing diversity of cultural backgrounds, and how writing can be used more effectively across the curriculum.
- The National Writing Project (NWP). The NWP's mission is to improve the teaching of writing and improve learning in the nation's schools. Through its professional development model, the National Writing Project recognizes the primary importance of teacher knowledge, expertise, and leadership. To find a local site, go to: http://www.writingproject.org/Programs/local.html
- Teacher- Researcher Network is maintained by Fairfax County Public Schools in Virginia, USA. Newsletter, e-mail addresses of key people within the network and annual conference information is posted on this web site. In addition, the web site lists an index of teacher research projects that were conducted by teachers in the network. To visit the web page go to: http://www.fcps.edu/plt/tresearch.htm
- Ontario Action Researcher
The Ontario Action Researcher is a freely accessible, full-text, peer-reviewed electronic journal intended for elementary, secondary, and university teachers who are concerned with exploring the unity between educational research and practice. While the primary aim is to serve the needs of educators in Ontario, the Ontario Action Researcher welcomes readership and submissions from elsewhere in Canada and the world.
- Scottish Teacher Researcher Support Network
The STRSN aims to support and encourage practitioners in education interested in research. The Network offers members information and the opportunity of contact with other teachers interested in educational research and with experienced researchers. We welcome information about useful publications, networks and meetings.
- Spencer Foundation- Practitioner Research Communication and Mentoring Grants (PRCM) http://www.spencer.org. This foundation has three main purposes: (1) to establish or strengthen channels for rigorous examination and discussion of the characteristics and knowledge produced by well-constructed teacher/educator-research; (2) to provide teacher/educator-researchers with the opportunity to enhance their research skills through consultation with others in the teacher/educator-research and/or traditional academic communities; and (3) to support high quality teacher/education research projects.
- Teacher as Researcher, a SIG of American Educational Research Association (AERA). This special interest group of AERA is dedicated to showcasing research on practice by teachers K-12 and the work of teachers involved in adult literacy settings, community colleges, or colleges and universities. While this research can be conducted in collaboration with university researchers, the study should reflect equity of initiation, collection, analysis, and presentation, with teachers sharing equal credit and responsibility. http://www.aera.net/Default.aspx?menu_id=220&id=1178.
- Action Research, a SIG of American Educational Research Association (AERA). This special interest group of AERA encourages and actively assists education practitioners to develop their skills in applied research and professional inquiry in order to improve educational decision-making at all levels. http://www.aera.net/Default.aspx?menu_id=368&id=4718.