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ERIC Number: EJ797288
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 5
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 11
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0022-8958
Action Research to Improve Teaching and Learning
Ross-Fisher, Roberta
Kappa Delta Pi Record, v44 n4 p160-164 Sum 2008
Teachers and administrators must be able to identify clearly what techniques are effective at improving student learning, which ones are not, and how to develop a set of successful instructional practices based on that knowledge. Research is not typically something that many K-12 teachers think about as part of their regular planning regimen. Many teachers are so focused on getting through each day that the mere thought of trying to incorporate research into their professional practice may seem daunting and unrealistic. Action research presents a more user-friendly, practical approach to conducting research. Using this model, which is generally less formal than other types of research, teachers and building administrators conduct research for one main purpose: to improve teaching and learning. In this article, the author provides some basic steps which comprise the K-12 action research model. (Contains 1 table and 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A