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ERIC Number: ED547161
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 230
Abstractor: As Provided
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ISBN: 978-1-2675-3534-4
"Switch My Desk Mate" and "I Need 20 Minutes for Writing": The Impact of Student Voice on the Teacher's Approach to Pedagogy
Draxton, Shawna Leigh
ProQuest LLC, Ph.D. Dissertation, Chapman University
This study examined the impact of student voice data on the pedagogical practices of five elementary teachers engaged in a teacher led action research cycle at an inclusive elementary school. Using principles of Participatory Action Research (PAR) and Action Research (AR) this study explored the following questions: (1) In what ways does eliciting student voice influence a teacher's approach to pedagogy?, (2) In what ways do students with and without disabilities perceive their classroom environment to be meaningful and how can we ensure they feel heard?, and (3) How can a school wide systematic approach to reform that elicits student voice increase teachers' self-efficacy and responsibility for serving all students? The results of this study suggest student voice is an effective tool for creating sustainable and meaningful changes to the learning environment, the teachers' approach to pedagogy, and their sense of self-efficacy. Teachers prioritized their response to the data by addressing the social emotional needs of students, followed by environmental changes, and then adjustments to content and instruction. The student voice data was perceived as valuable to teachers and provided an efficient way to receive meaningful information that was used to establish a more responsive classroom experience for all students. [The dissertation citations contained here are published with the permission of ProQuest LLC. Further reproduction is prohibited without permission. Copies of dissertations may be obtained by Telephone (800) 1-800-521-0600. Web page:]
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Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Doctoral Dissertations
Education Level: Elementary Education
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Language: English
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