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ERIC Number: EJ1104325
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0162-6620
How Do Preservice Teachers Understand the Use of Research to Inform Practice? Foundational Knowledge for Bridging the Gap
van Ingen, Sarah; Alvarez McHatton, Patricia; Vomvoridi-Ivanovic, Eugenia
Action in Teacher Education, v38 n2 p175-189 2016
Despite widespread discourse about the need for teachers to utilize education research, little is known about how teachers learn to engage in this practice. How do preservice teachers understand the use of research to inform their teaching? Set within the context of a mathematics methods course, this study provides a detailed analysis of the written research implementation plans of 29 preservice teachers. The data were analyzed using the principles of grounded theory, and four themes were developed regarding preservice teacher ability to understand research, create an implementation plan, modify the plan, and evaluate the plan. The findings problematize the complex process of research implementation and indicate microskills that teacher educators can address when preparing novices to engage in the process of research utilization.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education; Elementary Education
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Language: English
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