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Contino, Peter; Oyler, Celia – Teaching Education, 1995
Presents stories from a student and a teacher regarding efforts to have university-level pedagogy encourage students to identify and pursue personally relevant educational topics. Information comes from a teacher education course organized around individual focus projects designed to promote action research. Highlights of the student's journal are…
Descriptors: Action Research, Elementary Secondary Education, Focus Groups, Graduate Study
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Burbank, Mary D.; Kauchak, Don – Teaching and Teacher Education, 2003
Presents quantitative and qualitative data from a study involving a university, school districts and teacher candidates. Preservice-inservice dyads were taught how to use action research to examine, analyze, and reflect upon their teaching. Results indicated general acceptance by both new and experienced teachers, with developmental differences…
Descriptors: Action Research, Elementary Secondary Education, Faculty Development, Higher Education
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Husu, Jukka; Tirri, Kirsi – Teaching and Teacher Education: An International Journal of Research and Studies, 2007
In this paper, we investigate the content and structure of teachers' pedagogical values. We have used the process of value clarification with 24 teachers to encourage them to recognize and articulate their own values and beliefs related to their professional morality and to their school community. This paper examines both the normative and…
Descriptors: Teaching (Occupation), Action Research, Ethics, Values
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Magos, Kostas – Teaching and Teacher Education: An International Journal of Research and Studies, 2007
The article describes the framework, the methodology and the results of an educational research in the field of Greek minority education. The aim of the research was to explore whether action-research can help educators from the majority develop empathy for their minority pupils. The schools where the research took place are placed in Thrace, an…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Multicultural Education, Empathy, Educational Research
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Friesen, David W.; Finney, Sandra; Krentz, Caroline – Teaching and Teacher Education, 1999
Describes how teachers and university researchers collaborated to discuss the teaching of students at-risk due to various social and economic barriers. They used action research to better understand unique teacher identities shaped in classroom settings with large numbers of these students. Teacher stories revealed that, as key interagency team…
Descriptors: Action Research, College School Cooperation, Elementary Secondary Education, High Risk Students
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Gitlin, Andrew; Barlow, Linda; Burbank, Mary D.; Kauchak, Don; Stevens, Tracy – Teaching and Teacher Education, 1999
Investigated preservice teachers' thinking on research, considering how it might inform approaches to inquiry-oriented teacher education. Surveys and interviews with preservice teachers involved in inquiry-oriented programs indicated that the programs only modestly influenced their thinking about research. To have more influence, goals must be…
Descriptors: Action Research, Educational Research, Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education
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Cockrell, Karen S.; Placier, Peggy L.; Cockrell, Dan H.; Middleton, Julie N. – Teaching and Teacher Education, 1999
Teacher educators addressed negative student responses to a multicultural foundations course by designing an action research study to investigate students' identities, experiences, and beliefs. Analysis of written assignments and focus group discussions uncovered three categories of beliefs about the purposes of schools in relation to cultural…
Descriptors: Action Research, Cultural Awareness, Cultural Differences, Diversity (Student)
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Valli, Linda – Teaching and Teacher Education, 2000
Describes an attempt to strengthen connections between teacher development and school improvement in a required preservice action research course. Students in the course were full-time instructional assistants whose action research projects involved school improvement. Results indicated that students were unable to engage in research that…
Descriptors: Action Research, Educational Improvement, Educational Research, Elementary Secondary Education
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Ross, John A.; Rolheiser, Carol; Hogaboam-Gray, Anne – Teaching and Teacher Education, 1998
Compared the effects on teachers of two common teacher-development methods (skills training and action research) for teaching students how to self-evaluate in cooperative-learning groups. Teachers received training and implemented their strategies. Pretests and posttests of students in both groups indicated that action research made a more…
Descriptors: Action Research, Cooperative Learning, Elementary Secondary Education, Evaluation Methods
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Noffke, Susan E. – Teaching and Teacher Education, 1992
Identifies assumptions about teachers' work and working conditions evident in action research, examining patterns in the parameters of work and workplace issues and analyzing research and various projects from the 1970s and 1980s. Aspects of feminist theory are used to address tensions and contradictions in teachers' practice of action research.…
Descriptors: Action Research, Educational Improvement, Educational Research, Elementary Secondary Education
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Rearick, Mary L.; Feldman, Allan – Teaching and Teacher Education, 1999
Presents a framework for comparing and evaluating action research that transcends differences among existing models. The dimensions of the framework are theoretical orientation, purpose, and type of reflective process. The paper describes how the framework was developed and presents examples of how it can be used to analyze different approaches to…
Descriptors: Action Research, Educational Research, Elementary Secondary Education, Teacher Researchers
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Brown, Tony – Teaching and Teacher Education, 1996
Examines how writing produced within school-based practitioner research functions in framing and guiding classroom practice and research processes, outlining a model from Saussurian linguistics and from hermeneutical theory. An analogy is drawn with practitioner research, which is characterized as the generation and analysis of a sequence of…
Descriptors: Action Research, Classroom Research, Elementary School Teachers, Elementary Secondary Education
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Darling-Hammond, Linda; Snyder, Jon – Teaching and Teacher Education, 2000
Examines how many teacher education programs are using authentic assessments of teaching (cases, exhibitions, portfolios, and action research) to support teacher learning for today's diverse schools. Using specific teacher education programs as examples, the article discusses how and why these strategies support teacher learning and more valid…
Descriptors: Action Research, Case Studies, Elementary Secondary Education, Evaluation Methods
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Atkin, J. Myron – Teaching and Teacher Education, 1992
Because educational research is the province of professors, knowledge available to people working within the schools is undervalued. Collaborative teacher-initiated inquiry capitalizes on teachers' insider knowledge and helps change the professional activities of researchers. For teacher-initiated research to prosper, it is best developed outside…
Descriptors: Action Research, College School Cooperation, Educational Research, Elementary Secondary Education
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Bennett, Christine; Cole, Darnell; Thompson, Jean-Noel – Teaching and Teacher Education, 2000
Examined the experiences of preservice teacher participants in Project TEAM, an initiative at a predominantly white university to increase the number of minority students who completed teacher education and became teachers. Case study data highlight three themes: developing a sense of community with minority student peers, developing a stronger…
Descriptors: Action Research, Case Studies, Cultural Awareness, Diversity (Faculty)
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