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ERIC Number: EJ930098
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-1947-7503
A Teacher's Professional Development through Action Research
Sakshaug, Lynae E.; Wohlhuter, Kay A.; Lach, Tisa
Investigations in Mathematics Learning, v1 n1 p27-40 Fall 2008
Action research is a process that classroom teachers undertake to reflect upon and improve their own teaching. This study followed an elementary teacher's two-year experience with an action research project in which her middle school students played mathematical-related games. Through the teacher's involvement in this project, her core beliefs about the teaching and learning of mathematics shifted to be aligned with a constructivist perspective. Factors that influenced her decision making included students' abilities and behaviors, state and school curricula, and her role as an action researcher. In addition, professional interactions facilitated the examination of her beliefs.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education; Middle Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Authoring Institution: N/A