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ERIC Number: EJ1141261
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0094-0771
Professional Learning with Action Research in Innovative Middle Schools
Netcoh, Steven; Olofson, Mark W.; Downes, John M.; Bishop, Penny A.
Middle School Journal, v48 n3 p25-33 2017
This article illustrates how action research can be used as a model for professional development with middle grades educators in rapidly changing and technology-intensive schools. Drawing upon ten years of using this model, the authors present three examples of educator action research to highlight five characteristics of effective projects: (1) appropriate scope, (2) a collaborative approach, (3) accountability, (4) various data sources, and (5) a clear link to practice. Action research with these characteristics can help middle grades educators address emergent problems in 21st-century classrooms and respond to the evolving needs of young adolescents.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Middle Schools; Secondary Education; Junior High Schools; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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