ERIC Number: ED410219
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1997
Facilitating Teacher Research through School-University Partnerships.
Wortham, Stanton; And Others
This paper describes a school-university partnership program. The first section gives general background on teacher research and describes this project. The second part describes two cases, one a study of the loss of voice of female students in third grade mathematics and the second, the effect of positive discipline and a time-out room with disruptive special education students. The described school-university partnership combines teacher research, college student research, and college student community service. The process begins when a teacher contacts university faculty with a research question. University faculty and fellow teachers then help the teacher design a research project to answer the posed question. One or two undergraduate students are paired with the teacher. These students are either enrolled in a course designed around such research projects or are interested in independent study for credit. The college student participates in the research design process with the teachers and then assists with much of the data collection and analysis. The students write up the research report which provides the teacher with a written summary of the results and which also represents the student's written academic work for the course. (JLS)
Descriptors: Action Research, Classroom Research, College School Cooperation, College Students, Elementary Education, Elementary School Teachers, Higher Education, Junior High Schools, Middle Schools, Partnerships in Education, Program Implementation, Secondary School Teachers, Teacher Education, Teacher Researchers, Teaching Experience
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (Chicago, IL, March 24-28, 1997).