ERIC Number: ED243925
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Sources of a Theory of Action Research in Progressive Education.
Schubert, William H.; Schubert, Ann L.
The paper defines action research and what conception of theory might best contribute to its development. Action research is a continuous conscious attempt to seek increased meaning and direction in a teacher's relationship with students. Practical inquiry of teachers with their students is a form of educational research. A Masters Degree Program in Instructional Leadership in which students pursue an internship instead of a formal thesis is described. The internship involves students in proposing and implementing a change in their own teaching situation. A review of curriculum research examines Dewey's practical inquiry approach and the more formalized experimental studies promoted by Thorndike, Cattell, and others. Action research theory is summarized in several points, among them that action research is a spirit of inquiry that strives for meaning and direction in the educative action of teachers, learners, and those who help them. (DWH)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Dewey (John)
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (68th, New Orleans, LA, April 23-27, 1984).