Empowering the Voice of the Teacher Researcher

Achieving Success through a Culture of Inquiry

by Roger Neilson Brindley, Christine M. Crocco, Nancy Fichtman Dana, Christopher S. Christoff, Lisa A. Fisher, Leslie Frick, Matthew Gruhl, Danielle Lawrence, Cynthia Tehan, Janet Tolson, Karen Wood, Karen Zantop

Empowering the Voice of the Teacher Researcher through a Culture of Inquiry is essentially a description of one school's initiatives to use collaborative communities and action research to empower teacher research and a culture of collective inquiry. It is written by teachers primarily for teachers and teacher educators. Of course, none of the initiatives described in the text would be possible without the visionary leadership of school and district administrators. Because administrative support is foundational to the process, school and district administrators and staff developers will also be interested in reading about how this school's principal and assistant principal set the stage for developing their community of learners. There are many sound action research texts on the market. What sets this text apart are the first-person accounts of teachers' experiences with action research as examples of profound possibilities for professional growth. As such, this book, written by teachers for other teachers and then contextualized by the Editors so that the relevance is clear to a broader audience, fills an important niche in the literature.

  • R&L Education; November 2010
  • ISBN: 9781607099680
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  • Title: Empowering the Voice of the Teacher Researcher
  • Author: Roger Neilson Brindley (ed.); Christine M. Crocco (ed.); Nancy Fichtman Dana (other); Christopher S. Christoff (contrib.); Lisa A. Fisher (contrib.); Leslie Frick (contrib.); Matthew Gruhl (contrib.); Danielle Lawrence (contrib.); Cynthia Tehan (contrib.); Janet Tolson (contrib.); Karen Wood (contrib.); Karen Zantop (contrib.)
  • Imprint: R&L Education

In The Press

This book tells the story of the power of teachers collaborating together to restructure the way of work within their school to address the complex issues that exist between their current reality and high levels of learning for all students. It gives us hope for what might be possible in any school when a visionary administration creates a culture of trust and empowerment.


About The Author

Roger Neilson Brindley is an Associate Professor and the Interim Associate Director of USF World and the Patel Center for Global Solutions at the University of South Florida. He believes master teachers have a remarkable set of skills, and his teaching and research is committed to extending effective pedagogy in teacher education. Christine Crocco brings nineteen years of classroom teaching and over a decade of district office experience to her position as Assistant Director of the David C. Anchin Center at the University of South Florida. Chris is passionate about supporting administrators and teachers in creating the structures for job-embedded staff development.