Profile Issues in Teachers` Professional Development
Print version ISSN 1657-0790
RAINEY, Isobel. Grassroots Action Research and the Greater Good. profile [online]. 2011, vol.13, n.1, pp. 31-54. ISSN 1657-0790.
This study examines the action research topics and topic preferences of two groups of grassroots teachers: active researchers, and potential researchers. The analysis of the topics appears to indicate that, over the past decade, action research at the teaching of English at the grassroots level to speakers of other languages has been principally understood in terms of professional development with respect to teachers' methodologies and learners' learning behaviours. A nascent concern for a more ample approach to professional development and issues conducive to the greater good of the profession can, it is mooted, flourish only with the collaboration of all relevant stakeholders.
Keywords : Collaboration; comprehensive professional development; grassroots action research; research topics.