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ERIC Number: ED308185
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989-Mar
Pages: 28
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
The Educators' Forum: Teacher-Initiated Research in Progress.
Evans, Claryce
The Educators' Forum is a seminar for teachers which supports them as they carry out investigations in their classrooms and schools. The investigations include studies of classroom issues, action research projects, and studies of individual students. Each member of the forum is encouraged to choose a topic of interest or concern which is directly related to his or her classroom work, and to design and carry out an investigation related to that topic. The other participants serve as an advisory board, helping the teacher to: focus on one topic, determine what is already known and what needs to be found out, define a researchable question, select appropriate data collection procedures, carry out the investigation, and make sense of the results. This paper describes, briefly, the structure of the forum and explains its purposes. It reports the results of some typical research endeavors and discusses questions related to the current and future work of the forum. The forum has demonstrated that, in a well-designed seminar, teachers can learn to provide support for each other and that because they voluntarily choose to continue to participate in such a seminar, it is a cost-effective form of professional development and renewal. (JD)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A