This study analyzes the trend of the study on ‘classroom research’ conducted under the ‘Good Teacher Movement’ and suggests implications for understanding the history of classroom research in Korea. To understand the research trends, the study employed the content analysis method and analyzed 113 monthly issues of Good Teacher Magazines. The main analysis was conducted on the ‘Good Teacher, Good Encounter’ section, which was serialized in the Journal of Good Teachers. This section contained the contents of a teacher’s class life history. To supplement this discussion, in-depth interviews were conducted with two teachers.
The study yielded three main results. First, the study of teaching in the Good Teacher Movement was discussed while showing similar points to the history of teaching in Korea(Lee Hyuk-gyu, 2019). Through the life history of teachers, we confirmed the intents of ‘Open Education and Innovative Education, the growth of educational voluntary classroom research groups, and practical and qualitative research for classroom research. Second, the characteristics of classroom research in the Good Teacher Movement were discussed. Conferences as a public forum were conducted to explore alternative education, the development of classroom research as an educational policy movement, and the development of professional activities, such as ‘the Good Teachers’ Instructional Coaching Institute,’ which conducts classroom research from the perspective of fellow teachers. Third, through in-depth interviews with two teachers who led a part of the teaching research history in Korea and the Good Teacher Movement as the main body, the above mentioned aspects could be confirmed once again through the life history of teachers.