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Collaborative Action Research for English Language Teachers
     

Collaborative Action Research for English Language Teachers

by Michael Swan, Burns Anne, Anne Burns
 

ISBN-10: 052163895X

ISBN-13: 9780521638951

Pub. Date: 08/28/2005

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Collaborative Action Research for English Language Teachers proposes that action research should be a collaborative process emerging from the practical concerns of groups of teachers working in a common or similar context. Teachers' first-person accounts provide the basis for exploring the challenges and constraints of action research. Collaborative Action Research

Overview

Collaborative Action Research for English Language Teachers proposes that action research should be a collaborative process emerging from the practical concerns of groups of teachers working in a common or similar context. Teachers' first-person accounts provide the basis for exploring the challenges and constraints of action research. Collaborative Action Research for English Language Teachers discusses: what collaborative action research is and why it is of interest to classroom teachers; processes and steps in collaborative action research; methods for data collection that integrate with classroom activities and ways of analysing action research data. It will be of interest to teachers seeking new directions for their own professional development as well as to teacher educators, program administrators and researchers interested in integrating collaborative action research into current practice and curriculum renewal.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521638951
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
08/28/2005
Series:
Cambridge Language Teaching Library Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
272
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 9.02(h) x 0.63(d)

Table of Contents

1.Why should teachers do action research?;
2.Definitions and processes;
3. Getting started;
4. Observational techniques for collecting action research data;
5. Non-observational techniques for data collection;
6. Analysing action research data;
7. Disseminating the research and sustaining the action;
8. Collaborative action research in practice.

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