Experimentation Critique.Baez

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Running head: EXPERIMENTATION CRITIQUE 1 Experimentation Critique Eddie Baez RES/320 March 31, 2011 Mrs. Stephanie Blair Abstract
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Experimentation Critique 2 Research topics that incorporate experimentation are studies involving intervention by the researcher beyond that required for measurement. The usual intervention is to manipulate some variable in a setting and observe how it affects the subjects being studied, for example people or physical entities. The researcher manipulates the independent or explanatory variable and then observes whether the hypothesized dependent variable is affected by the intervention. I will critique the experimentation process of the pedagogical practices of a fourth grade teacher and how the students perceive their learning in the classrooms. Pedagogical Practices of a Fourth Grade Teacher This research investigates the pedagogical practices of a fourth grade teacher positioned in a private African American school in the heart of Los Angeles. Pedagogical practices are methods or the science of teaching related to or befitting a teacher or education. In addition to researching the pedagogical practices of a fourth grade teacher, how students perceive their learning in the classroom will also be evaluated. In California, the teaching force is predominately middle-class, Caucasian, and female. The student population is essentially minority, causing issues with cultural congruency, specifically with African American students. Very often, the teacher’s cultural background is different from the students that they teach. Sullivan states “As a result, there is dissonance
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