A book for anyone who recognizes that teachers, their teaching practice, knowledge and skill should be a focal point of research efforts. The contributions to this volume are internationally authored by leading academics. A range of innovative research methodologies are represented and explained. The book articulates the special professional skills and knowledge that teachers have and need. It will inspire teachers and researchers alike in understanding the art of teaching.
'John Loughran has provided a text which recognises not only the methodological challenges which are faced by teacher researchers, but also acknowledges the influence of political agendas in either enhancing or denying opportunities for progress in this area. It is unusual to find an edited text in which every chapter provides an important message supported by practical advice. This book succeeds in raising the profile of a critical debate concerning the future of educational research, and in doing so provides a welcome and refreshing addition to the literature in this area.' - Educational Review