ERIC Number: ED377170
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
Classroom Research by Classroom Teachers. 1985.
Tanner, Michael, Ed.
Classroom Research by Classroom Teachers, v1 1985
This document presents descriptions of 11 experimental, descriptive, and naturalistic research designs created by classroom teachers about questions that they had and that they investigated within the context of teaching dynamics unique to their classrooms. An action research approach was utilized, emphasizing immediate application of a method and not development of more theory. An introductory chapter explains characteristics of educational research and suggests how it may be connected to school improvement and change. The research projects are then presented. Experimental designs focus on teaching vocabulary, computer programming, water color painting, life science, writing, and social studies. Descriptive research studies focus on placement recommendations, reading class, and writing. A naturalistic research design deals with secondary level science classes. For each research project, information generally includes a statement of the question to be researched, description of the sample or population, specific procedural steps followed, description of data collected, conclusions, and a statement of how the research helped the teacher and the students. (Contains 10 references.) (JDD)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Collected Works - Serials
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Northern Arizona Univ., Flagstaff. Center for Excellence in Education.
Note: For Volume 2, see SP 035 604.