In an ongoing effort to implement the EARCOS Strategic Plan, specifically Strategy E, to Conduct, communicate, and archive relevant data and research to identify and enhance exceptional educational practices, grants will be made available to encourage our teachers, administrators, and professional staff to conduct action research to improve educational practices for the purpose of enhancing student learning.
Action research is a reflective process, conducted in the school setting, to solve a real problem, or to improve and enhance the instructional process. This research may be undertaken by an individual, or by several people collaboratively.
It is our belief that the results of such research will impact not only the researchers’ practices but also those of others with whom they share their findings. To that end, grantees will be expected to publish their findings, which will be made available to all EARCOS members on the website. Some researchers may elect to present their work at a subsequent ETC, ELC, or publish it in the ET Journal.
At least five grants, in the amount of $1000 each will be awarded to researchers who plan to conduct action research during the 2013-2014 school year. Those interested in pursuing this opportunity are asked to review the EARCOS Action Research Grant Guidelines posted on the website and to complete the EARCOS Action Research Grant Application also found on the EARCOS website at RESEARCH, and submit to the EARCOS office by February 1, 2013. The Application requires the signature of the head of school, deputy head, or curriculum coordinator indicating their approval to be considered.
Grant proposals will be reviewed by the EARCOS office and awardees will be notified of acceptance by April 1, 2013. Grants will be made upon receipt of research results.
Dr. Richard Krajczar