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ERIC Number: ED261073
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1985-Apr
Pages: 29
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Collaborative Inquiry: A Congenial Paradigm in a Cantankerous World.
Oakes, Jeannie; And Others
A curriculum project is described which illustrates the use of collaborative inquiry, a cooperative effort between university researchers and educational practitioners. Four tenets of collaborative inquiry are outlined. (1) Researchers and school practitioners work together on all phases of the effort. (2) The effort is focused on real world as well as theoretical problems. (3) Both groups gain in understanding and mutual respect. (4) The effort is consistently concerned with both research and development as well as implementation issues. The Curriculum, Computers, and Collaboration Project, which is described, developed microcomputer courseware for language arts and mathematics instruction for students 10-14 years old. The project team consisted of 11 teachers from elementary, middle, and high schools, and four staff from The Laboratory in School and Community Education of the Graduate School of Education at the University of California, Los Angeles. The project development is described, and the ways in which it conformed to the collaborative paradigm are discussed. Finally, participants' reactions are summarized and 12 concluding thought-provoking dilemmas are listed. (GDC)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Researchers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A