Planning Writing Projects

Sample Projects

The “projects” listed below are examples of areas for research and writing. This is NOT an exhaustive list. Our work should be collectively motivating to all of us as members of CEAC and individually appealing to us as scholar-practitioners who would like to work on one or more of the projects.

1. The first thing we need to do is expand the list to reflect all of our interests, fields and expertise, and areas we wish to study.

2. Projects should have one lead author, but may have numerous other authors (or not) who will be listed in the order of their contribution size to the final product. Consider first “what one project would I want to claim as the lead author?” Then consider “do I want to be part of a writing team to produce other projects? If so, what expertise, interest, or willingness to study/research/produce do I have that would represent a capacity for the lead author?” Be sure to limit yourself to what is manageable (can the work serve in some other capacity such as a class project?).

3. Let’s decide on the work to be done --- and the schedule to accomplish it. Later we can decide what resources are needed (internal and external) to accomplish what we are setting out to do.

CEAC Research Agenda for Presentation and Publication

(Previously articulated)

Project/Scope: MSP – Sustainable Reform

Article Topic(s): Individual and systemic characteristics of sustainable educational reform in a Math Science Partnership.

Audience(s): Educational (PK-20) leaders, educational policymakers, educational reformers

Publishing Venue(s): Educational Leadership, Educator, Journal of Educational Change Theory

Project/Scope: MSP – Responding to Programmatic and Evaluation Complexity

Article Topic(s): Bringing diverse and broad evaluator skills and perspectives together to adequately address complex evaluation needs.

Audience(s): Evaluators, collaborative consultants

Publishing Venue(s): American Journal of Evaluation, Evaluation Studies

Project/Scope: CEAC – Developing Practice Through Apprenticeship

Article Topic(s): Developing an evolving evaluation practice/teaching evaluation through cognitive apprenticeship

Audience(s): Evaluators, teachers of evaluation

Publishing Venue(s): American Journal of Evaluation

Project/Scope: PGSIS – Retrospective Pre-post Test Design

Article Topic(s): Using retrospective pre-post test design to address response shift bias in self-perception inventories

Audience(s): Evaluators

Publishing Venue(s): American Journal of Evaluation

Project/Scope: MSP – Implementation Fidelity and Adaptation

Article Topic(s): Complex adaptive systems responses, reform fatigue and sustainability in educational reform

Audience(s): Complexity/systems theorists, education reformers

Publishing Venue(s): ??