EDU 615 Week 2 Stage Two Interviews NEW
Stage Two: Interviews. Interview one administrator and two teachers within a school organization to determine areas they believe are in need of change. If you are unable to gain access through a local school or district office, you may go to the blog site Edutopia: Latest Blogs on K-12 Education Reform(http://www.edutopia.org/blogs) and contact administrators and teachers who have been involved in change initiatives at their school sites. Be sure to come up with a list of questions prior to the interview. You might base some of your questions on some of the data findings from the Week One Assignment, “Stage One: Problem Identification.” Examples of questions follow:
1. What do you think is the most important issue facing this school, and why do you believe it is the issue most in need of attention?
2. If you could change one thing about the curriculum, what would it be and why?
3. What are some professional development topics that would most benefit teachers at this school and why?
4. Why do you think third grade test scores in math are declining?
After conducting your interviews, in a three- to five-page paper (double-spaced, not including title and reference pages), describe your findings from the interviews and discuss how they are aligned (or not aligned) with what you found when analyzing school record data for the Week One Assignment. Format your paper as follows:
Description of how you collected and analyzed your interview data
a. Who did you interview? (You may use pseudonyms to protect the identity of the interviewees.) Did you
place answers into categories to identify emerging patterns and themes? How did you analyze the data to compare and contrast responses?