Methods of Research on Teaching the English Language Arts The Methodology Chapters From the Handbook of Research on Teaching the English Language Arts, Sponsored by International Reading Association & National Council of Teachers of English
This text makes available in a concise format the chapters comprising the research methodology section of the Handbook of Research on Teaching the English Language Arts, Second Edition. An introduction, designed to give K-12 teachers an understanding of the basic categories and functions of research in teaching, is followed by chapters addressing teacher professionalism and the rise of "multiple literacies"; empirical research; longitudinal studies; case studies; ethnography; teacher research; teacher inquiry into literacy, social justice, and power; synthesis research; fictive representation; and contemporary methodological issues and future direction in research on the teaching of English. Methods of Research on Teaching the English Language Arts is well-suited for use in upper-level undergraduate and graduate-level literacy research methods courses.
"This book brings to light many of the struggles that language teachers have in common, among them the development of the understanding of multiple intelligence's and even of multiple literacies; increased awareness of, and adjustment to, the diversity of backgrounds of our students...the book helps to reflect on teachers' central relationship with research."—TESL-EJ