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ERIC Number: EJ1171780
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Jun
Pages: 17
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-2154-6282
We Almost Made It: Looking Back on an Evolving Democratic Classroom
Binkley, Russell E.
i.e.: inquiry in education, v2 n1 Article 4 Jun 2011
This is the account of a practitioner using action research in his classroom. Lamenting a lack of democracy in his teaching, the teacher is advised by his critical friends to present the problem to his sixth grade students. Together, they come up with a plan to try to democratize their classroom one period at a time. Using both student and teacher qualitative and quantitative self-evaluations and processing the data in class meetings, they see improvement and make progress as they strive for responsible democratic citizenship.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Grade 6
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A