Doing-It-Ourselves as Teacher Researchers: A Collaborative Action Research Approach for Improving Literacy Support at Home

  • Catia Guerra
  • Beatrice Hanratty
  • Andreia Onofre
  • Michele Tedeschi
  • Laura Wilenchik
  • Michele Knobel

Abstract

This paper describes what a group of teacher researchers learned from conducting an action research project in an urban elementary school serving a multilingual community in the northeastern United States. A key goal of the project was to enhance parents’ and caregivers’ support of students’ literacy development in ways that built on home literacy practices. Teachers’ learning included understanding the importance of true collaboration, responding to parent feedback, and teacher-led professional development.

Published
2015-09-01
How to Cite
GUERRA, Catia et al. Doing-It-Ourselves as Teacher Researchers: A Collaborative Action Research Approach for Improving Literacy Support at Home. LEARNing Landscapes, [S.l.], v. 9, n. 1, p. 81-99, sep. 2015. ISSN 1913-5688. Available at: <http://www.learninglandscapes.ca/index.php/learnland/article/view/Doing-It-Ourselves-as-Teacher-Researchers-A-Collaborative-Action-Research-Approach-for-Improving-Literacy-Support-at-Home>. Date accessed: 18 jan. 2018.