Commentary: Being Hospitable to Teacher Research: A Challenge for the Academy

  • Susan Groundwater-Smith University of Sydney

Abstract

In my brief contribution to this edition of LEARNing Landscapes, focusing as it does upon teacher research, integrating action, reflection, and observation, I have chosen to discuss, in particular, the right of teacher research to be recognized and affirmed by the academy in the form of hospitality; a right that is being compromised more and more by the burgeoning neo-liberal culture that dominates so many of our institutions. I argue, in spite of the constraints that are put in its way, that teacher research makes a significant contribution to the development of professional knowledge and, like other aspects of professional practice, is also subject to those parameters that determine quality.

Published
2015-08-02
How to Cite
GROUNDWATER-SMITH, Susan. Commentary: Being Hospitable to Teacher Research: A Challenge for the Academy. LEARNing Landscapes, [S.l.], v. 8, n. 2, p. 15-22, aug. 2015. ISSN 1913-5688. Available at: <http://www.learninglandscapes.ca/index.php/learnland/article/view/Commentary-Being-Hospitable-to-Teacher-Research-A-Challenge-for-the-Academy>. Date accessed: 21 jan. 2018.