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ERIC Number: EJ1002196
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 28
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 49
ISSN: ISSN-1047-4412
Promoting Student Engagement through Evidence-Based Action Research with Teachers
Strambler, Michael J.; McKown, Clark
Journal of Educational & Psychological Consultation, v23 n2 p87-114 2013
We present findings from a group-randomized teacher action research intervention to promote academic engagement and achievement among elementary school students. Eighteen teachers from 3 elementary schools were randomly assigned to 1 of 2 groups. Intervention teachers studied evidence-based instructional practices that cultivate academic engagement and conducted an action research project to implement selected practices in their classrooms. Control teachers participated in a self-study group and read about evidence-based practices to promote student engagement. Teachers in the action research group reported using more group-based instruction than self-study teachers. Students with initial low engagement and low reading grades demonstrated greater gains in these outcomes in action research classrooms than self-study classrooms. Implications for teacher development and the promotion of student academic outcomes are discussed. (Contains 5 tables and 3 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A