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ERIC Number: EJ1145370
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0032-0684
Are Graphic Novels Always "Cool"? Parent and Student Perspectives on Elementary Mathematics and Science Graphic Novels: The Need for Action Research by School Leaders
Nesmith, Suzanne; Cooper, Sandi; Schwarz, Gretchen; Walker, Amanda
Planning and Changing, v47 n3-4 p228-245 2016
Often the stakeholders most affected by curriculum change are uninvolved in the change process, leading to curriculum reforms that fail. Thus, a group of university researchers conducted a small-scale study to explore the thoughts and opinions of parents and elementary students on the use of mathematics and science graphic novels to support the curriculum. The results were limited but potentially illuminating. School leaders, however, can conduct similar action research projects, more fully realized in context, to improve the ultimate success of school curriculum innovations like graphic novels and promote democratic values.
Department of Educational Administration and Foundations. College of Education, Illinois State University, Campus Box 5900, Normal, IL 61790-5900. Tel: 309-438-2399; Fax: 309-438-8683; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: Elementary Education
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Language: English
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