Academic Exchange Quarterly
Fall 2008, Volume 12, Issue 3
Expanded issue up to 400+ pages.
Articles on various topics plus the following special section.
Teacher Action Research
Feature Editor:
Marjorie Hall Haley, PhD
Associate Professor
Graduate School of Education
George Mason University
E-mail: mhaley@gmu.edu
Focus:
This issue will consist of articles describing the purposes, processes, and products of teacher action research. Effective teacher research empowers teachers, giving them greater confidence in their ability to individually and collectively promote change (Downhower et al., 1990; Nihlen, 1992). Several terms for teacher research are encountered in literature, including: action research, practitioner research, teacher-as-scholar, practical inquiry, interactive research, classroom inquiry, and practice-centered inquiry (Downhower, Melvin, & Sizemore, 1990; Williamson, 1992). Although these terms may not be completely interchangeable, a common thread running through various conceptions of teacher research is that the teacher is an active constructor of knowledge rather than a passive consumer of it (Miller & Pine, 1990; Williamson, 1992).

Who May Submit:
Submissions are welcome from teachers, researchers, administrators, and teacher educators at all levels in all disciplines, as well as any others who are actively involved in teacher action research. Please identify your submission with keyword: ACTION

Submission deadline:
any time until the end of May 2008; see details for other deadline options like early, regular, and short.

Submission Procedure:
http://rapidintellect.com/AEQweb/rufen1.htm    or    http://www.higher-ed.org/AEQ/rufen1.htm
The National Council of Teachers of English: 
	http://www.ncte.org

The National Center for the Study of Writing and Literature: 
	http://www-gse.berkeley.edu/researh/NCSWL/csw.home

The National Writing Project: 
	http://www.writingproject.org/Programs/local.html

Teacher Researcher Network: 
	http://www.fcps.edu/DIS/OSDT/StaffDevelopment/trn.html

Scottish Teacher Researcher Support Network
	http://www.scre.ac.uk/tpr.strsn.html

Spencer Foundation: http://www.spencer.org

Teacher as Researcher of American Ed Research Association: 
	teacherasresearchersig@smumn.edu

Teacher Inquirer: http://www.bctf.bc.ca/inquirer

Teacher-as-Researcher. ERIC Digest
	http://www.ed/gov/databases/ERIC_Digests/ed355205.html

METHO - quantitative research methodology in the social 
	sciences; conducted in French
 
METHODS - A resource for social science research methods 
	instructors

MIDDLE-L - Middle School Discussion List

SHED - Secondary and Higher Education Discussion

COMMCOLL@LSV.UKY.EDU 

See all published RESEARCH articles.

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