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ERIC Number: EJ1107086
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1935-7125
Implementing Action Research and Professional Learning Communities in a Professional Development School Setting to Support Teacher Candidate Learning
Shanks, Joyce
School-University Partnerships, v9 n1 p45-53 Spr 2016
The paper reviews teacher candidates' use of action research and the Professional Learning Community (PLC) concept to support their work in their pre-student teaching field experience. In this research study, teacher candidates are involved in a professional development school relationship that uses action research and PLCs to support candidate growth as teachers. The candidates use action research and PLCs to improve their lesson planning, classroom instruction, and assessment. The action research and PLCs are helpful avenues for teacher candidates to prosper under the high pressure of their teaching responsibilities and learn more about their practice.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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