Four middle school physical education teachers' experiences during a collaborative action research staff development project

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Karen L. Butt (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Thomas J. Martinek

Abstract: The purpose of this study was to describe four middle school physical education teachers' self-reported experiences during collaborative action research staff development projects. Specifically, the research explored 1) the teachers' self-reported perceptions about various aspects of their teaching before, during, and after their involvement with collaborative action research projects, 2) the teachers' self-reported expressions of instructional autonomy and any modifications to that during their participation in collaborative action research projects, 3) the teachers' self-reported opinions of collaborative action research as a vehicle for improving instructional practice, and 4) the results of the teachers' collaborative action research projects. Four teachers volunteered to participate. Two were female, one black and one white, and two were male, one black and one white. The teaching experiences ranged from a second-year teacher to a teacher with 19 years' teaching experience.

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Language: English
Date: 1989
Action research in education
Physical education teachers $x Attitudes

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