ERIC Number: ED444871
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997
Reference Count: N/A
Science in the Elementary School Classroom: Portraits of Action Research.
McDonald, Jane B., Ed.; Gilmer, Penny J., Ed.
Teacher knowledge and skills are critical elements in the student learning process. Action research serves as an increasingly popular technique to engage teachers in educational change in classrooms. This document focuses on action research reports of elementary school teachers. Chapters include: (1) "First Graders' Beliefs and Perceptions of 'What Is Science?' and 'Who Is a Scientist?'" (Laura G. Joanos); (2) "Implementing an Authentic Science Learning Experience" (Jennifer W. Yelverton); (3) "Changing a Teacher's Role To Evoke Meaningful Learning Behaviors" (Paul M. Veldman); (4) "Does Student Responsibility for Learning Increase When Students Ask and Answer Their Own Problem-Solving Questions?" (Toni B. Haydon); and (5) "So You Want To Do Action Research?" (Angelo Collins and Samuel A. Spiegel). Each chapter contains references. (YDS)
Descriptors: Action Research, Early Adolescents, Elementary Education, Elementary School Teachers, Experiential Learning, Science Education, Teacher Role
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Publication Type: Collected Works - General
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Eisenhower Program for Mathematics and Science Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Southeastern Regional Vision for Education (SERVE), Tallahassee, FL.