Teacher Preparation Pedagogy, Practitioner Research

Practitioner research is defined as systematic inquiry carried out by teachers and other educational practitioners in their own sites of practice. Inviting prospective teachers to engage in practitioner research is a prominent pedagogy in preparation programs and pathways that are designed with diversity in mind. This entry provides a general definition of practitioner research and an overview of its use in teacher preparation.

Practitioner Research

The phrase practitioner research is a conceptual and linguistic umbrella term for a variety of genres of research and inquiry in which the educational practitioner is simultaneously a researcher, investigating questions that emerge from the intersection of theory and practice in the context of the practitioner's own work. As an umbrella, practitioner research is composed of five commonly identified versions, including teacher/administrator ...

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