Each teacher takes TEAC 888, Teacher as Scholarly
Practitioner, an action research course. Each teacher
then conducts their own research project and writes a
report about their findings.
“Action research is research done
is not imposed on them by someone else” (Mills, 2003, p. 5,
italics in original).
In conducting action research, drawing conclusions isn’t about
making generalizations for others but about deciding on a course
of action for one’s own teaching.
In 2006, 31 teachers had 29 different research projects involving
29 IRB documents.
Each teacher posed 3 research questions, used 3 forms of data
collection and used at least 5 from their literature review.