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WHAT TEACHERS WANT TO KNOW: A SYSTEMATIC REVIEW OF ACTION RESEARCH THESES RELATED TO K-8 MATHEMATICS AND SCIENCE

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Date Issued:
2006
Abstract/Description:
The research conducted was a systemic review of 88 action research masters theses from a teacher enhancement program for K-8 mathematics and science at the University of Central Florida and the teachers that performed the studies. The purpose of this study is to synthesize existing research results of a collection of master's theses from a teacher enhancement program for K-8 mathematics and science teachers in order to arrive at meaningful conclusions regarding teachers' research interests and classroom practices. Also, the study will help teacher educators who deliver the teacher enhancement program to improve the effectiveness of the program. A summary sheet was filled out for each thesis and teacher, and then entered into a spreadsheet that was later analyzed for reoccurring themes in the data. The results showed themes in topics of action research studies, questions in action research studies, and results of action research studies. There were no trends in characteristics of teachers performing the action research studies.
Title: WHAT TEACHERS WANT TO KNOW: A SYSTEMATIC REVIEW OF ACTION RESEARCH THESES RELATED TO K-8 MATHEMATICS AND SCIENCE.
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Name(s): Steele, Bridget, Author
Hynes, Michael, Committee Chair
University of Central Florida, Degree Grantor
Type of Resource: text
Date Issued: 2006
Publisher: University of Central Florida
Language(s): English
Abstract/Description: The research conducted was a systemic review of 88 action research masters theses from a teacher enhancement program for K-8 mathematics and science at the University of Central Florida and the teachers that performed the studies. The purpose of this study is to synthesize existing research results of a collection of master's theses from a teacher enhancement program for K-8 mathematics and science teachers in order to arrive at meaningful conclusions regarding teachers' research interests and classroom practices. Also, the study will help teacher educators who deliver the teacher enhancement program to improve the effectiveness of the program. A summary sheet was filled out for each thesis and teacher, and then entered into a spreadsheet that was later analyzed for reoccurring themes in the data. The results showed themes in topics of action research studies, questions in action research studies, and results of action research studies. There were no trends in characteristics of teachers performing the action research studies.
Identifier: CFE0001199 (IID), ucf:46860 (fedora)
Note(s): 2006-08-01
M Ed
Education, Department of Teaching and Learning Principles
Masters
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Subject(s): theses
action research
mathematics
science
systematic review
teachers
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Host Institution: UCF

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