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ERIC Number: ED481400
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2003-Mar
Pages: 6
Abstractor: N/A
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Influencing Student Learning: A School-Wide Action Research Project.
Crow, Nedra A.; Spencer, Betty
This paper provides a case study of a school-wide action research project to increase student learning in a rural intermediate school. First, it provides background information on the action research model and notes such challenges as the difficulty in providing teachers with a "coaching" style of professional development and the increasing need to use distance education delivery models to support educators in rural and remote schools. The second section describes development of the U-LEARN (Utah Local Education Action Research Network) program, which originated as a six-credit semester course. The following section reviews results of collaborative efforts and factors in the five regions of the Utah Action Research Initiative, stressing onsite teaching instruction enhanced by online course support. Next, the development of the action research program at a specific school is detailed, including three training sessions scheduled for October, December, and April, and on-going support as teachers conduct their own action research projects. Preliminary results indicated the value of the collaborative perspective and onsite teaching; the feasibility of working with one school faculty, delivering one action strategy or intervention, and gathering data based on a common design; and the effectiveness of the Action Research Workbook developed by the project. (Contains 12 references.) (DB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Utah