ERIC Number: ED307255
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989-Mar-31
Reference Count: N/A
Teacher Researcher: Emerging Change Agent.
A description is given of a project in which elementary school teachers acted as researchers in collaboration with a graduate school. The project began when in a meeting of educators a discussion centered on teachers' discontent with standardized test scores. A commitment was made to explore alternative indicators of student achievement. Although the topic of the project was indicators of student achievement, there was a working assumption that the process to be used to get at the topic was that teachers would assume the role of primary researchers. The project provided an opportunity for inquiry, collaboration, and reflection. Daily observation journals and monthly meetings afforded structured occasions in which to systematically reflect upon practice. The project description includes a discussion on the alternatives for measuring student achievement that were developed and the positive feelings the project engendered in the teachers. (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).