Teacher Research and Educational Reform
Distributed for The National Society for the Study of Education
Three critiques form this postmodern approach to teacher research. An epistemological critique considers issues of power in the relationship of university researchers to teachers. A sociopolitical critique examines the relationships that a teacher may have to the research process. A professional critique argues for staff development programs that encourage teachers to take greater responsibility for curriculum and instruction and for institutional structures that support teacher research as a professional activity.