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Basham, Matthew J.; Yankowy, Barbara – Journal of Instructional Research, 2015
As today's students become more technologically savvy, social, and collaborative using social media, there are new and innovative techniques educators can use in the classroom. For example, action research is a newer technique using collaborative group processes, drawing upon the experiences of the individuals to promote positive results. This…
Descriptors: Action Research, Lesson Plans, Teaching Methods, Cooperative Learning
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Purcell, Jennifer W. – Journal of Higher Education Outreach and Engagement, 2014
The purpose of this action research study was to explore how community colleges increase their capacity for community engagement. Faculty and staff members who were identified as community engagement leaders within a public community college participated in a series of interventions to improve community engagement practices within the college. The…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, School Community Relationship, Community Involvement, Action Research
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Cohen, Arthur M. – Community College Review, 2005
Differences between researchers and practitioners can be found in four areas: the distance from the object of study; the ideological perspective; the purposes of the research; and the political agenda behind the research. Each of these principles dominates the perceptions of the people involved and thus contributes to the phenomenon of mutual…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Community Colleges, Researchers, Universities