Learning Stories and Teacher Inquiry Groups: Reimagining Teaching and Assessment in Early Childhood Education
About the Book
Extensive examples linking Learning Stories and teacher inquiry groups
Key ideas, strategies, and reflection questions
Information on how Learning Stories can supplement assessment tools such as QRIS, DRDP, and CLASS
Resources and approaches for starting your own inquiry group
Table of Contents
- Chapter 1: The Power of Teacher Inquiry Groups: Linking Inquiry, Documentation, and Reflection
- Chapter 2: Learning Stories as an Approach and Framework for Authentic Assessment and Critical Pedagogy
- Chapter 3: Identifying and Creating Learning Stories
- Chapter 4: Integrating Inquiry and Learning Stories for Socialization, Play, and Language
- Chapter 5: Integrating Inquiry and Learning Stories for Equitable Learning Opportunities
- Chapter 6: Family Engagement and Learning Stories: Inclusion of Diverse Voices
- Appendix A: Learning Stories Can Supplement Various Assessment Tools
- Appendix B: Resources and Approaches for Starting Your Own Inquiry Group
- About the Authors
Online Study Guide
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Product Code: 1154
Publish Date: 2021
"Discovering the Brilliance and Beauty in Black" - Patricia Sullivan's article offers a deeper understanding of color and race through narrative inquiry, highlighting the value of stories to frame our lives, provide lenses and metaphors for understanding larger concepts, and serve as tools for sharing with the broader public sophisticated analysis and knowledge creation. (Voices of Practicioners, September 2020)
"Teacher Inquiry on the Influence of Materials on Children’s Learning" - In this article, Rachel Schaefer discusses her use of inquiry methods common to classroom teaching, including conversations with other teachers, observations of children interacting with materials, and opportunities for written and verbal reflection. (Voices of Practicioners, November 2016)
"Learning Stories" - Judi Pack outlines basic information about and benefits of the Learnign Stories approach. (Teaching Young Children, December/January 2016)
Linda R. Kroll, PhD, is professor emerita of education at the School of Education at Mills College, Oakland, CA.
Daniel R. Meier, PhD, is professor of elementary education at San Francisco State University. He is the coauthor most recently of Documentation and Inquiry in the Early Childhood Classroom: Research Stories from Urban Centers and Schools (Routledge, 2017). email@example.com
Annie White, EdD, is assistant professor in the Early Childhood Studies program at California State University Channel Islands.
This valuable and constructive book provides an approach to professional development and assessment in education that will both excite and inform. Teacher inquiry is closely linked to Learning Stories, providing vivid opportunities for teachers to deepen their understanding of learning.
—Margaret Carr, Emeritus Professor, University of Waikato, and Wendy Lee, Director, Educational Leadership Project, Aotearoa, New Zealand
What a wonderful book! Learning Stories provide an innovative avenue for reclaiming the voices of teachers, children, and families. The power of Learning Stories is that they create a sensitive dialogue that enhances and sustains teachers’ relationships with all who care about the education of young children. This book will be a great addition to the NAEYC family of fine publications.
—Andrew Stremmel, Professor of Early Childhood Education, South Dakota University