chapter  Chapter 8
20 Pages

What Comes After Research is Completed?

ByKathryn Castle

This is the final chapter that brings the book full circle. This chapter presents information on using teacher research results to take action, make changes, and make improvements in teaching and in children’s learning. The chapter addresses action plans and advocacy efforts at the individual, program, and community levels. It provides examples of types of collaborative groups formed by teacher researchers to facilitate research studies. It also shows how to use results to decide on what to research next and thus begin a new teacher research cycle. The use of protocols in teacher research is discussed with many examples that are used for various teacher research purposes including formulating research questions, studying children’s work, and deciding on next steps at the completion of a teacher research study. The book ends with examples of how teaching becomes transformed through teacher research.