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The Effect of Collaborative Action Research on Preservice and Experienced Teacher Partners in Professional Development Schools

UNCG Author/Contributor (non-UNCG co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Barbara B. Levin, Professor (Creator)
Institution
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
Web Site: http://library.uncg.edu/

Abstract: This study describes the perspectives of five pairs of preservice teachers and their experienced mentor teachers who engaged collaboratively in planning, implementing, and evaluating action research projects during a semester-long internship experience in their professional development school sites. The views of novice and experienced teachers about the costs and benefits of doing collaborative action research are presented, and the authors elaborate on the development of the mentor/mentee relationship between the preservice and experienced teacher pairs. The authors also offer guidelines for successfully engaging preservice and experienced teachers in collaborative action research.

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Publication
Journal of Teacher Education, 54, 135-149.
Language: English
Date: 2003
Keywords
Action research, Collaborative action research, Preservice teachers, Novice teachers, In-service teachers, Mentor teacher, Professional development schools, PDS