ERIC Number: EJ694888
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Aug
Reference Count: 45
Using Mixed-Methods to Examine Teachers' Attitudes to Educational Change: The Case of the "Skills for Life" Strategy for Improving Adult Literacy and Numeracy Skills in England
Educational Research and Evaluation, v11 n4 p323-348 Aug 2005
This paper reports on a longitudinal study that examines how a national reform introduced in England in the field of adult literacy, language, and numeracy is affecting teachers. The paper focuses on the use of a mixed methodology to explore teachers' attitudes to the reform and how these change over time. The quantitative strand includes the construction and use of a Likert-type instrument for measuring the attitudes of a panel of 1,500 teachers. The qualitative strand builds on the quantitative results and includes focus groups and in-depth interviews with a subsample of teachers in the panel. As the study is still in its initial phase, the purpose is not to present findings, but to discuss how quantitative and qualitative evidence can be combined in evaluation research.
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Evaluation Research, Educational Change, Numeracy, Focus Groups, Adult Literacy, Teacher Attitudes
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Adult Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (England)