Opening the insider's eye: starting action research
Mann, Steve J.. (1999) Opening the insider's eye: starting action research. Language Teacher, Vol.23 (No.12). ISSN 0289-7938
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This paper discusses the topic of getting started on a process of action research (AR). I hope that the paper encourages a few teachers to begin classroom investigations, because it is important for the TESOL and TEFL profession that we have more teacher-researchers. Only if we establish action research as a more attractive aspect of teaching can we avoid the almost complete separation between research on the one hand and practice on the other (Wallace 1991, p. 10). This gap between theory and practice has understandably caused a negative attitude towards theory among teachers. Essentially this rift has been caused by the predominance of the objective outsider in TESOL research. Action research offers the possibility of TESOL teachers providing an insider's view of the teaching process.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Subjects:||L Education > LB Theory and practice of education|
|Divisions:||Faculty of Social Sciences > Centre for Applied Linguistics|
|Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH):||Action research in education, English language -- Study and teaching -- Foreign speakers -- Research, Social sciences -- Research|
|Journal or Publication Title:||Language Teacher|
|Publisher:||Japan Association for Language Teaching|
|Official Date:||December 1999|
|Access rights to Published version:||Restricted or Subscription Access|
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