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ERIC Number: ED551835
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 118
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: 978-1-2678-5181-9
Assessing the Impact on Teacher Collaboration through the Development and Implementation of a System Featuring Personalized Student Mentoring
Mishra, Jon R.
ProQuest LLC, Ed.D. Dissertation, Capella University
In this action research study, the desired outcome was to develop, implement, and sustain a system of personalized mentoring developed through teacher collaboration. The research question the study answered was: How will the systemic implementation of a personalized student-mentoring environment impact teacher collaboration? The research methodology consisted of collaborative action research. There was an experimental and a control group. The action research occurred at a rural middle school. The study sample included sixth-grade teachers who are part of the teaching team that teaches core content. The sixth-grade teaching group was selected because prior survey results from that group indicated a need for personalized student mentoring. At the onset of the systemic intervention, the experimental group started developing a sustainable and effective personalized student-mentoring system. In addition, they met more frequently as a collaborative group and engaged in more consequential conversations when compared to the control group. As a result of the systemic intervention, the research hypothesis was affirmed. Specifically, the systemic implementation of a personalized student-mentoring environment increased meaningful teacher collaboration among participating faculty. [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: Middle Schools; Secondary Education; Junior High Schools; Grade 6
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Language: English
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