Abstract

This study examines the experiences of two teachers in a public charter school who implement action research in their classrooms. The study explored the key elements of professional development as well as action research and makes the case as to why action research is an effective tool for teacher development. Participants were selected based on having little teaching experience and familiarity with action research. The study examined the experiences of teachers who have had limited professional development as they use action research in their practices. Data for the study were drawn from interviews as well as researcher and participant journals.

Degree

MA

College and Department

David O. McKay School of Education; Teacher Education

Rights

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Date Submitted

2008-12-09

Document Type

Thesis

Handle

http://hdl.lib.byu.edu/1877/etd2753

Keywords

action research, professional development, teacher training, reflection, reflective practice, teacher researcher

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