ERIC Number: ED432783
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1999-Aug
Designing an Effective Action Research Project in the Language Arts Classroom.
McFarland, Katherine P.
This paper describes how a language teacher educator guides her students through a particular literacy research project, with the goal of helping students to enjoy their research experience. It outlines two stages to make up the entire assignment--the interview and the paper. It describes the development of questions for the purpose of gaining more awareness of the writing and reading processes. It concludes that the action research approach created a context for students to investigate a problem, ask higher order questions, gather data, draw conclusions, and present findings. It includes a list of six final suggestions. Appendixes contain details of assignments on "Writing-on-Writing," and present results of groupwork on collected class data. (SC)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: N/A