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ERIC Number: ED415673
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1996-Mar
Pages: 13
Abstractor: N/A
Action Research: Using Your Classroom for Professional Development.
Troudi, Salah; Riley, Susan
Teachers of English as a Second Language (ESL) are encouraged to conduct classroom research to (1) discover what happens when they teach and students try to learn, assess and improve teaching practices; monitor innovations in teaching, syllabus, or materials; and investigate problems in the classroom. Simple steps are outlined: developing a plan of action to change or improve what is occurring; implementing the plan; observing the effects and the context in which they occur; and reflecting on the results. The teacher is guided through the process of: formulating a research question from among a variety of issues, based on teacher experience or student comments; checking to see if other teachers and researchers have addressed similar problems; collecting data using diaries, interviews, questionnaires, tests, observation, and field notes; and reviewing the data with the research question in mind. (Contains 9 references.) (MSE)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (30th, Chicago, IL, March 1996).