Search results for: Participatory research
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'Great Conversation' for School Improvement in Disadvantageous Rural Contexts: A Participatory Case Study
The core empirical basis of this article is based upon the author’s recent participatory action research case study conducted in a rural school in one of the most disadvantageous districts of Sindh, Pakistan. This article explores how a teacher educator may empower a rural school by engaging key stakeholders in therapeutic enquiry, utilizing 'Great Conversation' as an alternative pedagogy for school improvement and reforms.
Updated: Jun. 29, 2010
Participatory Action Research and the Reconstruction of Teachers' Practical Thinking: Lesson Studies and Core Reflection. An Experience in Spain
In this article, the authors would like to present the theoretical relationship between lesson studies, action research and practical knowledge in teacher education. In particular, the authors analyse the possibilities of lesson studies as an action research model in which observation, action, reflection and cooperation between participants should help to reconstruct the theories in use that teachers count on in their school practice.
Updated: Jun. 23, 2010
This self-study explored the role of emotions in teacher education classrooms, with particular attention to the connections between faculty, student, and institutional cultures. The authors come from diverse backgrounds of race, ethnicity, religion and sexual orientation, while their students are largely White, female, Christian and heterosexual. Findings illuminate the struggles experienced by faculty when cultural differences impede their relationships with their students and their institution. Colleges of education must recognize these challenges and address institutional and cultural barriers.
Updated: Jun. 22, 2010
Fostering a Theoretical and Practical Understanding of Teaching as a Relational Process: A Feminist Participatory Study of Mentoring a Doctoral Student
The authors desired a mentoring approach for graduate students in education that would foster an understanding and practice of teaching as a relational process. This article provides a practitioner account of an action research study focused on the development of such an approach. In a semester-long feminist participatory study, the authors utilized weekly dialogues, reflective journals, classroom observations and written documents to explore the mentoring experience of one graduate advisor, one graduate teaching assistant, and two critical friends.
Updated: Jan. 12, 2010
Change at Big School and Little School: Institutionalization and Contestation in Participatory Action Research
Participatory action research (PAR) assumes a dialectic model of change where the tension between institutionalization and contestation practices leads to change in schools. This view contradicts the three dominating views of institutionalization in the educational change literature. Findings of two studies in schools of different structural characteristics partially support the view of change held by PAR. However, these findings argue that size has an effect on how the tension among social practices plays out.
Updated: Dec. 08, 2009
This article examines the implementation of a participatory action research study as a parent involvement strategy in one urban, Colorado middle school thought to have low parental involvement. Findings revealed that parent participants perceive themselves to be significantly involved in their children's lives at home in ways that are not recognized under traditional definitions of parent involvement.
Updated: Nov. 25, 2009
Participatory Action Research: Contributions to the Development of Practitioner Inquiry in Education
Participatory action research (PAR) provides a framework for recapturing the potential of practitioner inquiry to bring about meaningful change. In this article, the authors briefly address the origins, purposes, values, and unique aspects of PAR. They then identify some of the contributions PAR can make to the common goal of improving educational practice and contributing to positive change in life.
Updated: May. 14, 2009