ERIC Number: ED307248
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989-Mar
Reference Count: 0
Teachers as Researchers: Training, Attitudes, and Performance.
Green, Kathy E.; Kvidahl, Robert F.
This study assessed teacher perceptions of research use and barriers to use. Specific purposes were to: (1) assess the frequency of review of the research literature, actual practice of research, and research dissemination by teachers; (2) describe the level of teachers' training in research methods; (3) describe views of the adequacy of training in research methods; (4) assess the attitudes toward different barriers to using and performing research; and (5) assess differences among teachers at different grade levels, in different content areas, and with versus without coursework in research methods in attitude toward and use of research. A questionnaire sent to 600 inservice teachers had 417 usable responses. Results suggest that teachers read research but do not do research. Also that teachers are more likely to read, perform, and present research findings if they have had some training in research methods. It is suggested that consideration should be given to the place of explicit education in research methods in the teacher education curriculum. (JD)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (San Francisco, CA, March 27-31, 1989).