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ERIC Number: EJ856688
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Jun
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 40
ISSN: ISSN-0965-0792
Engaging in Action Research: A Personal and Professional Journey towards an Inquiry into Teacher Morale in a Senior Secondary College
Moloney, Jennifer
Educational Action Research, v17 n2 p181-195 Jun 2009
This article, written as a reflexive story, describes my journey as a practitioner researcher investigating the implementation of a study-group format in place of a formal meeting arrangement for the teaching team I lead. The inquiry has been initiated to explore the intervention as a way to promote teacher morale. The research site is a large senior secondary college in the state of Victoria, Australia. The article also considers action research as a potential source of teacher learning. Encouraging preliminary results are beginning to emerge that support influential joint action is taking place with a positive impact on teacher morale. A model for morale and motivation that I formed by integrating concepts from the literature has been instrumental to the development of the study. (Contains 1 table and 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Australia