ERIC Number: ED402487
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996
Reference Count: N/A
Action Research for Staff Development in Four Regional Staff Development Centers and Establishment of a Statewide Action Research Network. Final Report.
Quigley, B. Allan
Approximately 35 literacy practitioners in Pennsylvania were trained and mentored in action research from July 1995-June 1996. The project used two models of delivery. With a team of five trainers/mentors, the urban model was developed in the Pittsburgh and Erie western region and an outreach model was used in the northern, northeastern, and central regions of the state. In the urban sites, two trainers/mentors met biweekly/monthly with participants at two major institutional host locations in Pittsburgh and Erie. In the outreach model, the three outreach trainers/mentors conducted one or two training sessions with remote learner groups and followed up by telephone/teleconference. Products included an action research handbook and planner and four newsletters. The project established a data bank and network among participants. An informal meeting of participants was conducted at the annual state literacy conference, at which it was found that 29 literacy practitioners came to the project organizational meetings; 25 were trained/mentored; 20 monographs were completed; and the group support of the urban model made it more effective than the outreach model. (Appendixes include the handbook, four Action Update newsletters, and evaluation results.) (YLB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Pennsylvania State Dept. of Education, Harrisburg. Bureau of Adult Basic and Literacy Education.
Authoring Institution: Pennsylvania State Univ., Monroeville.