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

  • Susan Groundwater-Smith University of Sydney
Keywords: teacher reserach, academy, professional practice, quality

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-SmithS. (2015). Commentary: Being Hospitable to Teacher Research: A Challenge for the Academy. LEARNing Landscapes, 8(2), 15-22. https://doi.org/10.36510/learnland.v8i2.691