Choice Theory in Middle School Research Proposal by Nicky

Choice Theory in Middle School
A research proposal to explore the choice theory and its techniques in middle schools.
# 149240 | 2,584 words | 12 sources | APA | 2011 | US
Published on Nov 30, 2011 in Education (Theory) , Education (Jr High/High School)

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This paper outlines the principle doctrines and theoretical structures of the choice theory and ways that it can help middle school instructors. The paper identifies six research questions for a proposed study to explore the impact of this theory. The paper then explains the methodology to be used and the rationale for the chosen methodology.

Choice Theory Counseling in Schools
Research Questions

From the Paper:

"According to Saunders et al. (2003) the three views on the research process which lead the literature are: positivism, interpretivism and realism. Since the concept of diabetic management in older people is far too complex to be theorised by laws and generalisations, therefore the research has a more interpretivist theme. Remenyi et al. (1998 cited in Saunder et al. 2003) argue that it is necessary to discover the details of a situation to understand the reality behind it. The aim of the research is to understand the counselling theory that would be best applicable in a middle school.
"It can be argued that the problem of finding the appropriate counselling theory for a middle school in the current situation can be considered to be dependent on the thought and belief structures of the subjects within the sector, i.e. the ones applying the management techniques (principals and teachers) and those who experience those strategies in their lifestyles (students). According to Saunders et al (2003) such independent and large-scale social forces exist in every situation and their presence sometimes cannot be comprehensively understood by the subjects. Therefore, taking into account the aforementioned reason, this study will adopt both interpretive and realist philosophy."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Cohen, L., Manion, L., & Morrison, K, (2000), Research methods in education. London: Routledge Falmer.
  • Cooke, B. (1995). A quality classroom: Quality teaching tools that facilitate student success. Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the NISOD International Conference on Teaching Excellence (Austin, TX , May 23, 1995).
  • Fenwick, J. (Primary Author) Taking Center Stage: A Commitment to Standards-Based Education for California's Middle Grades Students. Sacramento: California Department of Education, 2001
  • Foderaro, L.W. (2002). Corning by the book Utopian or Orwellian? The New York Times, Retrieved June 15, 2007 from:
  • International Association of Applied Control Theory (IAACT) ---

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