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ERIC Number: ED411267
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997-Mar
Pages: 19
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"I'm a Good Teacher, Therefore I'm a Good Researcher": Changing Perceptions of Expert and Novice Teachers about Doing Research.
DeCorse, Cynthia J. Benton
This study documents the development of 13 masters degree candidates as they progressed through a course in educational research methods. Eight were inservice teachers and five were preservice teachers who had completed student teaching. Part of an ongoing assessment effort at a small college instituting a new masters in education program, the study attempted to compare classroom teachers to candidates who were not yet in a teaching position. Using a qualitative design, the candidates wrote at weekly intervals about their views of themselves as researchers. Candidates were interviewed during their research methods course and at the end of the semester. Results indicate differences in the ability of experienced and novice teachers to understand and initiate research. A "magic window" of opportunity for teaching about and promoting action research is proposed. (Contains 32 references.) (Author/SLD)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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