ERIC Number: EJ793755
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Reference Count: 23
Action Research with Undergraduate Preservice Teachers: Emerging/Merging Voices
Carboni, Lisa Wilson; Wynn, Susan R.; McGuire, Colleen M.
Action in Teacher Education, v29 n3 p50-59 2007
This inquiry investigates action research as a tool to facilitate reflective practice in undergraduate preservice teachers. Typically utilized in graduate programs, action research is a viable tool for increasing preservice teachers' systematic classroom-based inquiry. This process is examined through a theoretical framework of narrative inquiry, and it utilizes a participatory design as the basis of inquiry. In this design, instructor and student are inquirers empowered to share their interpretations of the process of action research. The findings stem from a merging of the experiences of instructor and student and include recommendations for using action research with undergraduate preservice teachers, as well as suggestions for further consideration of the process.
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Action Research, Reflective Teaching, Inquiry, Investigations, Internship Programs, Student Educational Objectives, Student Research, Experiential Learning, Preservice Teacher Education, Classroom Techniques
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
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