Exploring the Effects of Teacher Research Experiences on Classroom Inquiry

Research Experiences for Teachers (RET) programs have been designed to give teachers authentic scientific inquiry experience, but their results have remained largely unexamined. This research focuses on analyzing RET programs through description of their essential features, their efficacy in fostering teachers’ understanding and enactment of inquiry, their interaction with the personal characteristics of participating teachers, and the influence of teaching through inquiry on student learning in science.

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Award Number: 
0553769
Funding Period: 
Sunday, October 1, 2006 to Friday, September 30, 2011