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ERIC Number: ED256314
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1985-Jan
Pages: 21
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
New Trends for New Needs in Instructional Technology: Theory and Development.
Gagnon, Renaud
A case study of an educational action research oriented project in Quebec--a continuing education project at the elementary level (EPEL)--is described to show the contributions of the case study method to human development, needs assessment, curriculum development, and innovative teaching. The case study method is suggested as a means to pinpoint the essential conditions of some aspects of action research. An introduction addresses the difficult challenge of conducting an educational action research project, and the case study is presented as a tool for planning and analyzing data. An example is provided of the use of a macroscopic view in a case study which focuses on the socio-historic context of projects and specifically addresses Quebec education in the 1970s, pedagogy in Quebec, and educational research during the 1960s in Quebec. The microscopic view is then explained and illustrated. This part of the study deals with the project history, objectives, ideology, human resources, physical circumstances, and participants: parents, students, teachers, principal, and school board administrators. The vertical and horizontal reading of a matrix that combines the main points gathered from interviews with the participants is discussed. Twenty-six references are listed. (LMM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Researchers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Canada