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ERIC Number: EJ898386
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Jul
Pages: 5
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 3
ISSN: ISSN-0036-8148
Action Research
Milton-Brkich, Katie Lynn; Shumbera, Kristen; Beran, Becky
Science and Children, v47 n9 p47-51 Jul 2010
Defined as "any systemic inquiry conducted by teachers... for the purpose of gathering information about how their particular schools operate, how they teach, and how their students learn" (Mertler, 2009), "action research" is empowering and professional research done by teachers to inform and improves their own practices. Although there are many models of action research, the authors chose to follow the model presented in "The Reflective Educator's Guide to Classroom Research" (Dana and Yendol-Hoppey 2009). In this article they share their experience with action research and their continual professional development (PD) project. (Contains 3 figures and 4 online resources.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Education
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A