ERIC Number: ED384471
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991
Reference Count: N/A
Teachers As Researchers: Improving Practice in Rural and Small Schools. Rural, Small Schools Network Information Exchange: Number 11, Fall 1991.
Regional Laboratory for Educational Improvement of the Northeast & Islands, Andover, MA.
This packet includes reprints of journal articles and other information exploring reflective practice and action research among rural educators. The four sections of the packet cover concepts of reflective practice and action research; examples of reflective practice at both the elementary and secondary levels; issues such as encouraging reflective practice on a school-wide basis to improve staff development, evaluation, administrative practice, and curriculum development; future trends in action research; and additional resources. Articles include: (1) "Reflective Practice: A New Agenda for Education" (Karen F. Osterman); (2) "Synthesis of Research on Teachers' Reflective Thinking" (Georgea Mohlman Sparks-Langer, Amy Berstein Colton); (3) "Reconstructive Reflective Teaching: A Review of the Literature" (Joan Tedrow Gilson); (4) "Teacher Development in Professional Practice Schools" (Ann Lieberman, Lynne Miller); (5) "Award Heralds Recognition of the Role of Teachers As Researchers" (Robert Rothman); (6) "What Teachers Say about Reflection" (Christine Canning); (7) "Secondary Perspectives, Classroom Action Research: The Teacher As Researcher"; (8) "Halls of Mirrors: The Introduction of the Reflective Mode" (Margaret Anzul, Margot Ely); (9) "The Light at the End of the Journal: A Teacher Learns about Learning" (Margaret M. Voss); (10) "Why Do Pirates Have Peg Legs? A Study of Reading for Information" (Doreen Gregson); (11) "Writing Reflectively" (Betsy Sanford); (12) "Using Action Research To Navigate an Unfamiliar Teaching Assignment" (Mary Dicker); (13)"Finding the Value in Evaluation: Self-Assessment in a Middle School Classroom" (Linda Rief); (14) "Middle Level Teachers' Perceptions of Action Research" (Deborah Sardo Brown); (15) "Effective Administration Through Reflective Practice" (Ann Weaver Hart); (16) "The Evolution of a Reflective Coaching Program: School-University Collaboration for Professional Development" (Keith Hillkirk, James F. Nolan); (17) "Collaborative Action Research and Staff Development in the Middle School" (Gerald Pine); (18) "School Renewal as Cultural Change" (Bruce Joyce and others); (19) "Nurturing the Reflective Practitioner through Instructional Supervision: A Review of the Literature" (James F. Nolan, Tonya Huber); (20) "Means for Facilitating Reflection" (Robert B. Kottkamp); and (21) "Action Research: Comments on Current Trends and Future Possibilities" (Diane W. Kyle, Ric A. Hovda). Included in Section 4 is a list of additional resources. (LP)
Descriptors: Action Research, Educational Practices, Educational Research, Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education, Professional Development, Reflective Teaching, Rural Education, Self Evaluation (Individuals), Teacher Improvement, Teacher Researchers, Teacher Role
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Publication Type: Collected Works - General
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Regional Laboratory for Educational Improvement of the Northeast & Islands, Andover, MA.