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ERIC Number: EJ893372
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 34
ISSN: ISSN-1090-1027
Teacher Research as a Robust and Reflective Path to Professional Development
Roberts, Sherron Killingsworth; Crawford, Patricia A.; Hickmann, Rosemary
Journal of Early Childhood Teacher Education, v31 n3 p258-275 2010
This article explores the role of teacher research as part of a robust program of professional development. Teacher research offers teachers at every stage of development a recursive and reflective means of bridging the gap between current practice and potential professional growth. The purpose of this dual level inquiry was to probe the concept of teacher research as a path to professional development through examination of a 3-year professional development initiative known as the Master Teacher Program (MTP). This study provides a rationale and context for utilizing teacher research as a form of professional development, an analysis of teacher research projects in each of two cohorts involved in the MTP initiative, and discussion of outcomes and themes, such as increased confidence and professionalism, that emerged from this research.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: Teachers; Researchers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A