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Practitioner Research as Staff Development: A Facilitator's Guide

This guide offers activities, guidelines and resources for those interested in using inquiry groups and research methods in their program improvement efforts. 
Author(s): 
Ronna Spacone
Author(s) Organizational Affiliation: 
Virginia Adult Learning Resource Center
Published: 
2003
Resource Type: 
Product
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Abstract: 
This guide is based on an approach to facilitating practitioner research that the Virginia Adult Education Research Network adopted, 1998-2000. During that time, two groups and a total of twenty-five adult educators carried out research. The process is organized into four sections: Coming Up With A Research Question, Collecting Research Data, Analyzing Research Data, and Making Our Research Knowledge Public, and provides basic materials needed to implement practitioner research into staff development programs. 
Benefits and Uses: 

The process and materials used in the Virginia Adult Education Research Network are collected here, making it possible for others to replicate this comprehensive model of practitioner research staff development.  This guide offers activities, guidelines and resources for those interested in using inquiry groups and research methods in their program improvement efforts. 

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