Action Research: An Educational Leader's Guide to School Improvement

Action Research: An Educational Leader's Guide to School Improvement

by Jeffrey Glanz
     
 

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Action Research: An Educational Leader’s Guide to School Improvement, Third Edition, is a clear and practical guide to conducting action research in schools. Although it offers neither a cookbook nor a quick-fix approach, this book does outline the process of designing and reporting an action research project. Useful as a classroom text as well as a

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Action Research: An Educational Leader’s Guide to School Improvement, Third Edition, is a clear and practical guide to conducting action research in schools. Although it offers neither a cookbook nor a quick-fix approach, this book does outline the process of designing and reporting an action research project. Useful as a classroom text as well as a self-teaching tool, Action Research: An Educational Leader’s Guide to School Improvement is a comprehensive training manual. It can be used by practitioners in the field, by graduate students enrolled in leadership and/or master’s thesis courses, or by anyone interested in learning how to conduct action research projects, including classroom teachers ,who are leaders too in their own right. The strategies and techniques of action research described are no different for teachers than they are for administrators.

The underlying assumption of this work is that research is not a domain only for academics, it is also a powerful approach that can be used by practitioners to contribute to school renewal and instructional improvement. Rather than being merely a philosophical treatise or theoretical analysis, Action Research provides concrete strategies and techniques for conducting action research in schools.

Editorial Reviews

Susan Sullivan
Action Research: An Educational Leader’s Guide to School Improvement third edition continues to fill a gap in research literature: a highly readable text that can be used in a university context and by in-service practitioners. Teachers, teacher leaders, and administrators can respond to accountability demands and simultaneously maintain reflective practices by following Glanz’s clear action research guidelines.
Clair T. Berube
Once in a while an educator comes along who sets the bar for the entire profession. In the case of Educational Leadership, that educator is Jeffrey Glanz. As a distinguished scholar who is known worldwide, Glanz has no equal when it comes to his educational expertise as a former endowed professor, assistant principal, and teacher. With this book Dr. Glanz has offered a roadmap for educational leaders of all ranks, whether they are pre-service teachers in higher education, building administrators, or the most important educational leaders of all—teachers in the field. Action Research is a must-read and the most thorough book on the topic that can be found anywhere.
Sally J. Zepeda
The third edition of Action Research: An Educational Leader’s Guide to School Improvement offers a compass for school leaders and for budding undergraduate and graduate-level researchers who want to understand and improve learning in schools. There are many books about action research, but Glanz offers a suite of examples and solid explanations grounded in theory which leads the reader from the design and analysis of data to the extrapolation of meanings regardless of context or topics under investigation. Glanz assembles the very best thinking about action research and, in many ways, shows with razor focus how to make action research actionable.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781442223691
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
06/04/2014
Series:
Christopher-Gordon New Editions Series
Edition description:
Third Edition
Pages:
364
Sales rank:
212,901
Product dimensions:
6.90(w) x 9.80(h) x 0.80(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Meet the Author

Jeffrey Glanzis Head of the M.Ed. program in leadership and management at Michlala-Jerusalem College, and a Professor of Education in the Azrieli Graduate Schoolat Yeshiva University.

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