Literacy Education

EDU 607: Teacher Research in Literacy

This course enables students to become generators of new knowledge through their own classroom-based research and inquiry. Students learn the history and current policies of responsible conduct of research with human subjects. They analyze the methodology of published classroom research studies and learn and practice techniques of data collection and analysis. During the semester each student selects a problem, designs a pilot study using qualitative methodology, collects and analyzes sample data, and summarizes findings. Working in collaborative groups, students reflect upon and critique their work as it proceeds. Prerequisites: EDU 565, EDU 620, or EDU 559 and EDU 566, EDU 626 or EDU 557. Open to matriculated students only. Cr 3.

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