School-Wide Collaborative Action Research for Curriculum Development

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130
Writer(s): 
Kazuyoshi Sato, Nagoya University of Foreign Studies; Mitsuru Hirano, Yokohama Senior High School of International Studies

Although Gordon (2008) asserted that “schoolwide collaborative action research is the most powerful type of collaborative research because of its potential for bringing about whole-school improvement” (pp. 1-2, italics in original), little is known about how teachers have actually incorporated action research into their practice and worked with other teachers for curriculum development. The aim of this 4-year study was to reveal how Japanese senior high school teachers engaged in collaborative action research organized by a university teacher and how, as a result, they developed a 3-year English curriculum at their school.

ゴードン(2008)は、協力的なアクション・リサーチが学校改革のために有効であると提唱しているが、実際、教師がどのようにアクション・リサーチを実践して、他の教員と協力し合い、カリキュラム改革をするのかについての研究はほとんどされていない。4年間に渡るこの研究は、日本の英語高校教員が大学教員の支援を受けて、どのように他の教員とアクション・リサーチに取り組み、3年間の英語カリキュラムを作り上げたのかを明らかにする。

 
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