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ERIC Number: EJ877878
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Mar
Pages: 19
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-1046-560X
"Science Talks" in Kindergarten Classrooms: Improving Classroom Practice through Collaborative Action Research
Zhang, Meilan; Passalacqua, Susan; Lundeberg, Mary; Koehler, Matthew J.; Eberhardt, Jan; Parker, Joyce; Urban-Lurain, Mark; Zhang, Tianyi; Paik, Sunhee
Journal of Science Teacher Education, v21 n2 p161-179 Mar 2010
In this study we described an action research project enacted by a veteran Kindergarten teacher (Sarah) in the context of a professional development program. Over the course of a year, Sarah collaborated with other teachers in a small group to investigate how to use "Science Talks" to promote student learning in Kindergarten classrooms. A Problem-Based Learning approach was adopted to guide the collaborative action research. Based on a rich set of data sources, we concluded that Sarah's action research improved student learning and led to her own professional growth. We also identified important conditions in support of action research.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Kindergarten
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A