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ERIC Number: EJ1177352
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0726-416X
Deepening Understandings of School Life: Action Research for Preservice Teachers
Stacki, Sandra
Curriculum and Teaching, v27 n1 p67-79 2012
Two groups of preservice graduate students conducted action research projects in collaboration with a faculty member at two different minority middle schools in New York. In a qualitative approach, one research team explored an effective after school program for achieving, but at risk students. The other sought to understand perspectives on the implementation progress of a state-initiated action plan to improve the climate and the test scores of a school in trouble. While the action plan study raised more critical issues, both projects taught preservice students research skills and helped them to understand social, cultural, and political issues in schools that will be valuable in their own teaching lives.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: New York
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