Date of Award
Master of Arts (MA)
Dr. Kenneth Smith
This ethnographic multi-case descriptive study looked at staff development for teachers in a child-care setting through the use of facilitated action research. The participants in the study chose an area of their practice to concentrate on, and their action research was facilitated by someone with expertise in their field of early childhood. This study examined the processes of reflection the participants underwent as they investigated an area of their practice. Data was collected over a four month period and included journal entries kept by participants, and classroom observations. Further data was collected over the course of the participants' own action research.
Walker, Deborah M., "A Case Study of Action Research as Staff Development: Facilitating Teacher Reflection" (1997). Student Work. 2302.