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ERIC Number: ED457138
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-Nov
Pages: 6
Abstractor: N/A
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School/University Collaborative Research: Teachers as Researchers.
Guffy, Ted; Ford, Mary Beth; Burk, Jill; Mann, George
This conference session proposal describes a project designed to assist a group of teacher researchers from the Amarillo, Texas Independent School District. The project was led by West Texas A&M University personnel. It was structured to improve educational policies and practices by designing and conducting research in school settings. A cadre of teachers was trained to use appropriate statistical techniques to analyze data, with mentoring support provided by the University personnel. Researchers identified problems they wished to study from a menu of problems identified by the school district administrators and teachers, then developed action research projects on such topics as the impact of leadership effectiveness on student achievement, the impact of service-learning programs, and the effects of Head Start home- based programs on achievement. During the spring semester, the school district provided 2 days of release time for each participant to gather data. The teacher researchers were paid to present their findings to other school personnel. They also received resources to present their findings at conferences of learned societies. The project developed systematic procedures for integrating participants' research findings into school district decision making processes. (SM)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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