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Reflections on conducting educational research projects in Papua New Guinea

Evans, Terry, Guy, Richard, Honan, Eileen, Paraide, Patricia and Muspratt, Sandy 2010, Reflections on conducting educational research projects in Papua New Guinea, Journal of research and reflections in education, vol. 4, no. 2, pp. 72-89.

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Title Reflections on conducting educational research projects in Papua New Guinea
Author(s) Evans, Terry
Guy, Richard
Honan, Eileen
Paraide, Patricia
Muspratt, Sandy
Journal name Journal of research and reflections in education
Volume number 4
Issue number 2
Start page 72
End page 89
Publisher University of Education
Place of publication Lahore, Pakistan
Publication date 2010-12
ISSN 1995-5243
Keyword(s) international collaborative research
teachers' professional development
action research
conducting surveys in remote regions
Summary This article discusses how work on an AusAID-funded impact study of major elementary school reforms influenced the research design of a subsequent Australian Development Research Award project investigating the development of sustainable professional learning communities for primary school teachers in remote places of PNG. The authors reflect on how their different backgrounds, roles, experiences and expertise influenced the design and conduct of the projects and, in particular, how the experiences of the action research and survey methods used on the first project shaped the design of the second. The participating elementary school teachers were encouraged, through action research approaches, to develop self reflexive attitudes to their professional work, and to engage in critical reflection of their roles and practices. Accordingly, this article adopts a self-reflexive position towards the authors’ work as academics and researchers as they endeavoured to produce methodologies that are academically rigorous, contextually suitable, and epistemologically appropriate for PNG.
Language eng
Field of Research 130313 Teacher Education and Professional Development of Educators
Socio Economic Objective 930202 Teacher and Instructor Development
HERDC Research category CN.1 Other journal article
ERA Research output type C Journal article
HERDC collection year 2010
Copyright notice ©2010, University of Education
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30033081

Document type: Journal Article
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