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ERIC Number: EJ1152418
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-2470-6353
Pre-Service Teachers and Participatory Action Research: Students, Community, and Action
Mencke, Paul
Networks: An Online Journal for Teacher Research, v15 n1 Article 3 Spr 2013
Participatory Action Research (PAR) has a history of empowerment, transformation, and healing (McIntyre, 2008). Its limited use in teacher education must be addressed, and this study shows pre-service teachers' overwhelming enjoyment in completing a PAR project. An outline of classroom methods demonstrates how the project was implemented, and 41 student responses are analyzed from a secondary "Community and Cultural Context of Education" course. Findings indicate 73% concluded PAR was great or enjoyable, and included are reflections about transformational experiences, reasons for not enjoying PAR, and ideas to improve the project. Implications for continued study suggest a need for further inquiry through interviews, pre-service teachers' likelihood of using PAR in future classrooms, and PAR in method or content courses.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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