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ERIC Number: EJ798548
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 19
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 21
ISSN: ISSN-1090-185X
The Influence of a Teacher Research Experience on Elementary Teachers' Thinking and Instruction
Dixon, Patricia; Wilke, Ryan A.
Journal of Elementary Science Education, v19 n1 p25-43 Spr 2007
The purpose of this study was to investigate whether and how elementary teachers' thinking and instruction changed as a result of a teacher research experience. Each teacher worked with a scientist conducting research for a period of six weeks. Data in the form of classroom observations and interviews was collected before and after the research experience. Also, document analysis of journals kept during the research experience was conducted. Case studies for three elementary teachers describe the specific changes to thinking and instruction that resulted from the research experience and how such changes differed between beginning and experienced elementary teachers. (Contains 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A