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ERIC Number: EJ863442
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Jun
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 37
ISSN: ISSN-1941-5257
Research Experiences for Teachers: Influences Related to Expectancy and Value of Changes to Practice in the American Classroom
Grove, Crissie M.; Dixon, Patricia J.; Pop, Margareta M.
Professional Development in Education, v35 n2 p247-260 Jun 2009
This qualitative study examines one professional development program and how this experience affects teachers' thoughts about planning and science teaching practices specific to the elements focused on during the program. The program supports 13 American K-12 teachers, selected from across the nation, to spend six weeks with a mentor scientist in a nationally recognized science laboratory in the southeastern United States. The Research Experiences for Teachers program features are specifically designed to encourage reflective planning based on teachers' understanding of inquiry, experimental design, the nature of science, process skills and communication. Results of this study include teachers' increase in positive and accurate statements concerning implementing research-based science practices (e.g. inquiry-based learning) and one case study that demonstrates one teacher's Research Experiences for Teachers experience and changes made to her classroom practices after attending the program. (Contains 2 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Adult Education; Higher Education
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United States