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ERIC Number: EJ1198458
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
Efficacy of Research Curriculum in Educator Preparation Programs
Ralston, Nicole; Waggoner, Jacqueline; Carroll, James B.
AILACTE Journal, v14 n1 p55-67 Fall 2017
Responses were gathered from master's candidates in initial and advanced licensure teacher preparation programs. They were asked to discuss how completing a capstone research project contributed to their effectiveness as a teacher. Advanced candidates reported themes of improving practice, evaluating new school initiatives, and increasing collaboration with colleagues. Initial licensure candidates reported themes of using research to investigate specific topics, using research as part of assessment practices, and the importance of teachers as researchers. Conclusions suggested capstone research projects and the associated research experiences add value to teacher preparation programs and improve teacher self-efficacy.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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