ERIC Number: ED403138
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995
Perspectives from Teachers' Classrooms. Action Research. Science FEAT (Science for Early Adolescence Teachers).
Spiegel, Samuel A., Ed.; And Others
Action research is one of the more increasingly popular and innovative techniques for engaging teachers in shaping change in the classroom. The research in this monograph was conducted by teachers in classrooms in Florida and Georgia. Papers were selected from 65 action research papers written in fulfillment of one of the requirements of the Science FEAT (Science For Early Adolescence Teachers) program and are illustrative rather than exhaustive of the types of questions, issues, and concerns that many classroom teachers are beginning to address through action research. Papers include: (1) "Effect of Technology on Enthusiasm for Learning Science" (Jane Hollis); (2) "What Types of Learning Activities Are More Likely To Increase the Involvement of Non-Participating Students?" (Phyllis Green); (3) "Encouraging Participation in a Middle School Classroom" (Patricia Dixon); (4) "What Patterns of Teacher-Student Verbal Communication Exist in My Classroom?" (Elizabeth Graham); (5) "The Use of Cloze Procedure as an Instructional Tool in a Middle-School Classroom" (William Weldon); (6) "Equality in the Classroom: An Attempt To Eliminate Bias in My Classroom" (Stephen Thompson); (7) "The Effect of a Teacher's Questions on Limited English Proficient and Bilingual Students" (Jacqua Ballas); (8) "Conceptual Learning and Creative Problem Solving Using Cooperative Learning Groups in Middle School Science Classes" (Michael DuBois); and (9) "Long Distance Collaboration: A Case Study of Science Teaching and Learning" (Angie Williams). Also included is a description of the Science FEAT program and a concluding chapter, "So You Want To Do Action Research" (Angelo Collins, Samuel A. Spiegel) that provides insight into conducting action research for classroom teachers, school administrators, and college/university personnel interested in enhancing teaching and learning within their local community or organization. (JRH)
Descriptors: Action Research, Classroom Communication, Cooperation, Cooperative Learning, Educational Strategies, Elementary Secondary Education, Equal Education, Higher Education, Learning Activities, Motivation, Problem Solving, Science Instruction, Student Attitudes, Teacher Education, Technology
SERVE, Math/Science Consortium, Suite D-23, 345 S. Magnolia Drive, Tallahassee, FL 320301.
Publication Type: Collected Works - General; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Southeastern Regional Vision for Education (SERVE), Tallahassee, FL.