Creating Equitable Classrooms Through Action Research / Edition 1

Creating Equitable Classrooms Through Action Research / Edition 1

by Cathy C. Caro-Bruce
     
 

ISBN-10: 1412936675

ISBN-13: 9781412936675

Pub. Date: 08/01/2007

Publisher: SAGE Publications

Despite the best intentions of reform efforts, educational inequity continues to exist in public schools. Creating Equitable Classrooms Through Action Research confronts this challenge head-on and shows educators how they can use action research to both raise student achievement and strengthen instructional leadership. Ideal for both a first-time action research…  See more details below

Overview

Despite the best intentions of reform efforts, educational inequity continues to exist in public schools. Creating Equitable Classrooms Through Action Research confronts this challenge head-on and shows educators how they can use action research to both raise student achievement and strengthen instructional leadership. Ideal for both a first-time action research endeavor or one already in progress, this practical guidebook helps practitioners formulate specific research questions, collect and analyze data, and communicate their findings. Educators will discover: Ten action research studies on narrowing the achievement gap, Guidelines for implementing an action research project that supports culturally relevant instruction, Authentic examples for discussion and reflection. Invaluable for school district leaders, teachers, professional development schools, and preservice teachers, this resource for systemwide improvement efforts helps schools provide more equitable learning environments for all children.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781412936675
Publisher:
SAGE Publications
Publication date:
08/01/2007
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
328
Sales rank:
845,576
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 10.00(h) x (d)

Table of Contents


Foreword   Elizabeth Burmaster     vii
Preface     ix
Acknowledgments     xv
About the Editors     xvii
About the Contributors     xix
How Action Research can Promote Equity
Classroom Action Research With a Focus on Equity   Cathy Caro-Bruce   Mary Klehr     3
Implementing a School District Action Research Program   Cathy Caro-Bruce   Mary Klehr     12
Action Research Studies
Been There, Done That: Student Inquiry About High School Dropouts   Erik J. Shager     29
What Strategies Can I Incorporate So That the English Language Learners in My Classroom Will Better Understand Oral Directions?   Shannon Richards     59
Understanding High School Black Male Students' Achievement and School Experience   Quynh T. Nguyen     78
What Teacher Behaviors Encourage One At-Risk African American Boy to Be a Productive Member of Our Classroom Community?   Barbara Williams     100
But Then It Got Real   Jane Hammatt Kavaloski     125
We Want to Work With Our Friends   Diane Coccari     156
Ribbons, Racism, and a Placenta: The Challenges and Surprises of Culturally Relevant Teaching   Kate Lyman     170
Conclusions on Using aConstructivist Approach in a Heterogeneous Classroom   Van E. Valaskey     202
Using African American Students' Preference for Working in Self-Selected Partnerships to Promote Math Achievement   Julie Melton     231
Crossing Bridges of Culture, Color, and Language   Denise M. Hanson     254
Conclusion
Tying It All Together: Implications for Classrooms, Schools, and Districts   Ryan Flessner   Kenneth Zeichner   Kalani Eggington     277
Index     297

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