ERIC Number: ED382470
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994
Reference Count: N/A
Teacher Action Research. Learning with Life Lab: Reports from the Field 1993-1994.
Daehler, Kirsten R., Ed.
Teacher action research is a powerful tool for change that begins with teachers conducting research in their own schools and classrooms in order to discover how to do something in a better way. This book contains a collection of action research reports written by seven elementary teachers (K-4) who were in their first year of implementation of Life Lab, an integrated garden-based science curriculum. In Part I, two teachers write about issues they faced surrounding students' motivation and persistence when learning mathematics and science. The reports in Part II explore how teachers and students ask questions when they are engaged in science investigations. In Part III, two teachers explore the relationship between learning about science and learning to read. By teaching a first grade curriculum that integrated science and language arts, each teacher investigates a specific dimension of what students gain. Contains 12 references. (MKR)
Descriptors: Action Research, Educational Change, Elementary Education, Elementary School Science, Elementary School Teachers, Gardening, Gardens, Interdisciplinary Approach, Science Instruction
Far West Laboratory for Educational Research and Development, 730 Harrison St., San Francisco, CA 94107-1242.
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Researchers; Practitioners
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Far West Lab. for Educational Research and Development, San Francisco, CA.; National Center for Science Teaching and Learning, Columbus, OH.
Identifiers: Reform Efforts