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ERIC Number: ED428047
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-Feb-25
Pages: 14
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Pre- and In-Service Practitioner Collaborative Action Research: New Relationships between Graduate Teacher Education Programs and K-12 Schools.
Cherry, David; Sanders, Barbara
Collaborative action research has been a central focus of the Masters in Teaching (MIT) program at Whitworth College, Washington. This paper focuses on two aspects that are essential in any effective teacher education program: collaboration between preservice and inservice teacher education and schools and action research to enhance what K-12 students learn. The paper discusses how the Whitworth MIT has looked at the role that teacher education programs play in collaborative action research efforts between preservice teachers and schools, and it investigates how training in action research methodology for preservice and inservice teachers can be accomplished with the goal of positively impacting student learning. It concludes that 10 years of developing and administering action research in an MIT program have resulted in intensive, intentional, collaborative sessions both in the higher education institution and in K-12 classrooms. The model presented offers a framework for other institutions to consider in establishing mutually beneficial, collaborative partnerships with preservice teacher education and K-12 teachers and schools. The appendixes present a mentor training session overview and action research topics brainstormed at a 1998 Whitworth MIT mentor information meeting. (Contains 26 references.) (SM)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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