This is a book designed with the teacher educator in mind. It provides in depth examination of specific methods used effectively in self-study research. The chapters are written by researchers engaged in self-study of their practice.
This series was initiated as an extension of, and support for, the International Ha- book of Self-study of Teaching and Teacher Education Practices (Loughran,Ham- ton, LaBoskey, & Russell, 2004). As such, the books that comprise the series are designed to offer new and engaging ways of examining issues (both theoretical and practical), associated with self-study research. Throughthis text,the editorshave takena boldstand in holdingupto scrutinythe work of a number of scholars in ways that shed new light on the methods, practices and outcomes of their self-study endeavours. They have assembled an outstanding array of authors that demonstrates well the way in which the self-study com- nity functions as a collaborative and supportive enterprise in the work of teacher education. Deborah Tidwell, Melissa Heston and Linda Fitzgerald are an experienced and talented team of editors who have accepted responsibility for a numberof the recent Castle proceedings (Fitzgerald, Heston, & Tidwell, 2006; Heston, Tidwell, East, & Fitzgerald, 2008; Tidwell, Fitzgerald, & Heston, 2004, the bi-ennial conference of AERA s S-STEP SIG). Through that work they have been fortunate to be fully immersed in the most up to date and in uential research conducted by members of the self-study community. As a consequence of that involvement and leadership they have been exceptionally well placed to be familiar with, and therefore attract, authorsthat have a great deal to offer by sharing their work through this exceptional text.
Series editor's foreword. Introduction; Deborah L. Tidwell, Melissa L. Heston, Linda M. Fitzgerald. Section 1: Self-Study through the Use of Text. 1. Co/autoethnography: Exploring Our Teaching Selves Collaboratively; Lesley Coia, Monica Taylor. 2. Teaching and Learning through Narrative Inquiry; Rosa T. Chiu-Ching, Esther Yim-mei Chan. 3. Passages: Improving Teaching Education through Narrative Self-Study; Julian Kitchen. Section 2: Self-Study through Discourse and Dialogue. 4. Taling Teaching and Learning: Using Dialogue in Self-Study; Katheryn East,,Linda M. Fitzgerald,,Melissa L. Heston. 5. 'Name It and Claim It': The Methodology of Self-Study as Social Justice Teacher Education; Vicki Kubler LaBoskey. 6. Many Mile and Many Emails: Using Electronic Technologies in Self-Study to Think about, Refine and Reframe Practice; Amanda Berry, Alicia R. Crowe. Section 3: Self-Study through Visual Representation. 7. Faces and Spaces and Doing Research; Morwenna Griffiths, Heather Malcolm, Zoè Williamson. 8. Facing the Public: Using Photography for Self-Study and Social Action; Claudia Mitchell, Sandra Weber, Kathleen Pithouse. 9. Making Meaning of Practice through Visual Metaphor; Deborah L. Tidwell, Mary P. Manke. 10. Creating Representations: Using Collage in Self-Study; Mary Lynn Hamilton, Stefinee Pinnegar. Section 4: Self-Study on the Impact of Practice on Students. 11. How Do I Influence the Generation of Living Educational Theories for Personal and Social Accountability in Improving Practice? Using a Living Theory Methodology in Improving Educational Practice; Jack Whitehead. 12. Assumption Interrogation: An Insight into a Self-Study Researcher's PedagogicalFrame; Robyn Brandenburg. 13. Teacher Education for Literacy Teaching: Research at the Personal, Institutional, and Collective Levels; Clare Kosnik, Clive Beck.
Unlike methods for doing traditional research, the self-study methods are both the phenomenon under study and the method of researching oneself and others
Provides concrete illustrations of both verbal and visual data collection and analysis in self-study methodology in a variety of contexts
Richly describes the interdependence among researchers, contexts and methods
Illustrates different developmental levels in the self-study methodology