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ERIC Number: EJ943402
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 9
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 8
ISSN: ISSN-1056-3997
Moving toward a Culture of Inquiry
Martin, Ralph
Mid-Western Educational Researcher, v23 n1 p4-12 Win 2010
In this paper, the author aims to share some of the efforts, successes, challenges and lessons learned over approximately two decades of professional development projects both large and small. In retrospect the author contends that efforts toward change, improvement and advancement were always bumping against culture. So, this address attempts to place the change effort of inquiry into a cultural context with some notion that change is possible, though it may be messy, cloudy and uncertain. He shares some of his experiences in working with teachers through the Southeastern Ohio Center for Excellence in Math and Science (SEOCEMS). He also shares some of the successes of the classroom teachers as they attempted to bring that culture of inquiry into their practice. In closing, he presents an excerpt from Eleanor Duckworth's (1987) essay on "Teaching as Research." The author thinks Duckworth captured the importance of inquiry and its potential for nudging a cultural change. (Contains 4 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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Identifiers - Location: Ohio