ERIC Number: ED320871
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990-Apr
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Action Research and the Work of Teachers.
Noffke, Susan E.
This paper outlines the assumptions about the work and working conditions of teachers evident in various practices of action research in education. First, a thorough analysis of documents from the period of action research in the post-World War II era in the United States is presented. Images of the work and workplace of teaching from this period begin to establish patterns to be pursued in looking at later work. The second section begins with an examination of the writings of Lawrence Stenhouse whose thoughts on the teacher-as-researcher have been influential in the development of action research, especially in the United Kingdom and Australia. The section concludes with a discussion of projects conducted in Australia, the United Kingdom, and the United States in the late 1970s and early 1980s. Finally, issues in action research related to the work and workplace of teachers are identified, and their implications for current action research practices are discussed. (JD)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (Boston, MA, April 17-20, 1990).