This presentation was made to CARN and contains information on the use of action research for professional development for teachers and principals in schools. For more information see:
This presentation was made to CARN and contains information on the use of action research for professional development for teachers and principals in schools. For more information see: http://www.ar4everything.com
I put this here because as a trainer and person working with staff development I have been frequently dismayed at the low rate new ideas “stick” in educators and in their schools. The outcomes here were vastly different
Give examples of services – free lunch, supplies, special education, etc.
Mention need to have measureable academic data
A mixed methodological study of whether and in what ways PAR is efficacious for educators developing new practices for homeless or transient students in the United States E. Alana James, Ed.D. http://www.ar4everything.com http://www.ealanajames.com
Homeless (H) children may periodically live out of their parent’s car or sleep on a friend’s couch (sofa) – there are approximately 1.5 million homeless children in the United States. A recent study of homeless street youth showed that some had attended as many as 19 schools .
Highly mobile (HM) or transient children attend two or more schools each school year and have been shown to be at high risk for dropping out (leaving early). There is no way to measure the size of this population.
Because schools in the US are not on the same curricular schedule, moving from school to school is like surfing waves of educational strategy – these students frequently end up years behind their peers in literacy and comprehension (Rumberger 2003).
Studies have shown that in urban areas any given cohort of students may change more than 50 % of their population every five years (Kerbow, 2003).
Yet educational practice has not changed to meet this challenge and pre-service preparation continues to prepare teachers as though they will be able to practise their classroom management strategies in a stable school environment.