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ERIC Number: ED568260
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Pages: 148
Abstractor: As Provided
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ISBN: 9781303843235
Effective Communication in a Culture of Learning: K-2 and Specialized Educators Communicating Effectively Regarding Students' Academic Needs
Medina-Castellano, Latesha D.
ProQuest LLC, D.Ed. Dissertation, Capella University
This dissertation describes an action research study that was designed to improve the communication channels among K-2 and specialized educators in a specific learning culture regarding the learning needs of students. The action research intervention plan included professional online workshops, telecommunication conferences, and recorded interviews with K-2 and specialized educators in order to enhance educators' communication channels through the development of a communication improvement plan. The action research intervention also employed a qualitative interpretation of how the educators experienced and reacted to the intervention. Understanding the educators' experiences and reactions, as well as the meaning they ascribed to the intervention, provided insights to illuminate which aspects of the intervention were effective and which needed strengthening. The online professional workshops were designed to teach K-2 and specialized educators knowledge of the theories of action research, systems thinking, and change. These online workshops emphasized the importance of effective communication, team building, and leadership development in supporting the success of the organization. Awareness of the significance of these skills provided educators with the opportunity to reflect on their learning experiences and to collaborate on the development of a communication plan that could be standardized and implemented in this and other learning environments. [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: Primary Education; Early Childhood Education; Elementary Education
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Language: English
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