ERIC Number: EJ856632
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Nov
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Understanding Our Learners and Developing Reflective Practice: Conducting Action Research with English Language Learners
Sowa, Patience A.
Teaching and Teacher Education: An International Journal of Research and Studies, v25 n8 p1026-1032 Nov 2009
This paper examines the ways in which action research projects can be used to socialize teachers to the teaching of English language learners (ELLs) as well as help these teachers develop reflective practice. Drawing on surveys, action research projects conduced with ELLs and reflection papers as data, the study explored the teachers' statements about the impact of the course work and the projects on their teaching and their beliefs about teaching ELLs. Students stated that they felt they had grown as teachers, were more reflective, and more confident about teaching in general, and teaching ELLs in particular.
Descriptors: Research Projects, Action Research, Second Language Learning, Reflective Teaching, English (Second Language), Student Attitudes, Preservice Teacher Education, Teacher Education Curriculum, Learning Activities
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A