Action Research for Teacher Candidates: Using Classroom Data by Robert P. Pelton

By Robert P. Pelton

Academics are the only most crucial point in supporting each baby reach institution. motion examine for instructor applicants has been written within the hopes of equipping teachers-in-training with the abilities wanted for motion examine: a technique that results in targeted, potent, and responsive ideas that aid scholars prevail. Robert P. Pelton can also be the writer of creating school room Inquiry paintings: recommendations for powerful motion learn, that's designed to serve those that desire to delve deeper into their motion learn or as leaders in instructor learn and reflective perform. those books function either an ideal education curriculum for pre-service academics on the undergraduate or graduate point and as a very good car for pro improvement for in-service academics.

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Html. Bednarz, S. (2002, May). Using action research to implement the national geography standards: Teachers as researchers. Journal of Geography, 101(3), 103–11. Calhoun, E. F. (1993, October). Action research: Three approaches. Educational Leadership, 51(2), 62–65. Calhoun, E. F. (2002, March). Action research for school improvement. Educational Leadership, 59(6), 18–24. Calhoun, E. F. (2004). Using data to assess your reading program. Alexandria, VA: ASCD. , & McGuire, C. (2007, January). Action research with undergraduate preservice teachers: Emerging/merging voices.

Reports from this study cited numerous benefits generated by programs whose candidates do action research, such as increased collaboration, improved relationship between higher education and P–12 schools, improvements in reading, science, and math teaching methods, and the development of integrative approaches in elementary education curriculum. Also noted were improvements in field supervision, the creation of a team-teaching approach, and positive collaborative and professional dispositions within groups of P–12 teachers.

How do historical contexts, educational theory, and current trends support the underpinnings for today’s classroom-based action research? 5. Describe what it’s like to be an action research teacher. indd 23 8/26/10 3:09 PM 24 Robert P. Pelton REFERENCES Atay, D. (2007, July). Beginning teacher efficacy and the practicum in an EFL content. Teacher Development, 11(2), 203–19. Baskerville, R. (1999). Investigating information systems with action research. Communications of the Association for Information Systems, 19(2).

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