ERIC Number: ED467380
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2001-Nov-16
The Effect of Participation in Teacher Research Professional Development on Teacher Efficacy and Empowerment.
Henson, Robin K.
An academic year-long teacher research initiative was implemented in an alternative education school in a large school district in the southwestern United States. Quantitative and qualitative methodologies were used to examine participatory teacher research as an active, collaborative means of professional development for teachers, including its effect on teacher efficacy and empowerment. Participants were eight teachers and three instructional assistants who remained with the teacher research project until is was completed. Results indicate growth in both general and personal teaching efficacy from pretest to posttest. Collaboration was consistently related to general teaching efficacy. Perceptions of school climate were related to personal teaching efficacy at posttest. No relationship was observed between empowerment and efficacy. (Contains 3 tables and 64 references.) (Author/SLD)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Texas A and M Univ., College Station.
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Mid-South Educational Research Association (Little Rock, AR, November 13-16, 2001).