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ERIC Number: ED417976
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998-Apr-20
Pages: 13
Abstractor: N/A
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Narrowing Gaps and Formulating Conclusions: Inquiry in a Science Teacher Action Research Program.
Larson, Jane O.; Mayer, Naomi; Kight, Cynthia; Golson, Catherine
This study focuses on a professional development program that employs action research as a strategy. The goals of the program include encouraging volunteer teachers to conduct research projects that can inform their understanding of student learning and achievement and increasing teachers' awareness of the value of disciplined inquiry to answer questions and suggest solutions to perceived problems in classroom instruction and student learning. Sources of data for the study include notes on group discussions, a collection of electronic mail correspondences, personal journals, written reports, videotaped presentations, and survey evaluations of the practitioners' action research experiences. Findings suggest that some of the refinements to practice implied by the action research results have longevity and are an effective means of increasing student achievement and understanding. Contains 23 references. (DDR)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Japan