Action Research for Teachers: Traveling The Yellow Brick Road / Edition 1by Joanne M. Arhar
Pub. Date: 09/05/2000
Publisher: Prentice Hall
This book serves as a practical guide to conducting action research in educational settings. Unique in approach, it weaves wonderful metaphors from the Wizard of Oz throughout its entiretyliterally taking readers on an exciting journey with Dorothy and her friends to discover all facets of action research. Offering step-by-step guidance through the action… See more details below
This book serves as a practical guide to conducting action research in educational settings. Unique in approach, it weaves wonderful metaphors from the Wizard of Oz throughout its entiretyliterally taking readers on an exciting journey with Dorothy and her friends to discover all facets of action research. Offering step-by-step guidance through the action research process, complete coverage of theories, and plenty of real-life examples, it equips teachers with the tools they will need to successfully conduct their own action research. In addition, three theoretical/foundational chapters present four action research studies representing a variety of circumstances, grade levels, age groups, and disciplines. For practicing teachers and student teachers.
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Table of ContentsI. THE SCHOLAR'S JOURNEY.
1. Why Journey to Somewhere over the Rainbow Now?
2. How Do Educational Wizards Learn? With Professional Tools.
II. DEFINING AND PUTTING ACTION RESEARCH IN CONTEXT.
3. The Bigger Picture: Paradigms, Theories, and Research.
4. Three Orientations to Knowledge and Methods of Research.
5. From a Meandering Path to the Yellow Brick Road: A Brief History of Action Research.
III. EXPLORING RESEARCHER SELVES AND THE PROFESSION.
6. Journey of the Self: There's No Place Like Home.
7. The Developmental Journey: Self and Action Research.
IV. DEVELOPING AN INQUIRING MIND.
8. From Curiosity to Research Questions.
9. Exploring and Problematizing Our Practice.
V. DESIGNING AND PLANNING AN ACTION RESEARCH STUDY.
10. From Research Questions to Planning a Study.
11. Elements of Design: Planning and Documenting the Action.
12. Elements of Design: Verification, Interpretation, and Portrayal.
VI. ANALYZING AND INTERPRETING DATA: PLAYING WITH WHAT WE'VE GOT AND MAKING SENSE OF IT.
13. Unraveling and Putting Together the Stories.
14. Taking Action--What Will I Do Next? And How Will It Make Life Better?
VII. WRITING AND SHARING THE RESEARCH STORY.
15. Writing as a Research Process: Whose Eyes Can See (and Tell) What?
16. Narrative Writing.
17. Report Formats.
18. Building Learning Communities: Sharing Our Research.
Appendix A: Increasing Social Interaction Between Students with Multiple Handicaps and Their Typical Peers: An Action Research Proposal.
Appendix B: Organizing and Visually Displaying Data.
Appendix C: Analyzing Student Writing and Mathematical Data.
Appendix D: Creating a Democratic Classroom: An Action Research Study.
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