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Action or Research? The Purpose of Action Research in Professional Development


"The Arizona Teacher Institute is a three year part-time master's degree for middle school teachers, which includes courses in mathematics and education and two final projects, an action research project and a mathematics research activity. In this presentation we will discuss what teachers' work on action research projects reveals about how they define and measure student success, and how teachers' perceptions of student success compare with those of the STEM and education faculty who work with teachers in our program. We will also discuss how teachers' efforts to define and measure student success have led to improvements in their teaching practice."

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