10-second review: Recently, in this era of No Child Left Behind, teachers have had to guide their activities by the validated recognized research of others. It is time to reinstitute action research, the research performed by classroom teachers with their own students.
Title: “Are We Producers or Consumers?” C Gilles. Voices from the Middle (September 2009), 54.
Quote: “It is time that, as a profession, we start listening again to the voices of the teachers who work with students day in and day out. It is time that teachers begin to produce the research that drives our practice instead of just consuming the research of others.”
Comment: One of my bigger omissions as a K-12 English supervisor, was my failure to emphasize action research. RayS.