Practical Action Research for Change / Edition 2
  • Practical Action Research for Change / Edition 2
  • Practical Action Research for Change / Edition 2

Practical Action Research for Change / Edition 2

by Richard A. Schmuck, Eleanor Perry
     
 

ISBN-10: 1412938597

ISBN-13: 9781412938594

Pub. Date: 05/12/2006

Publisher: SAGE Publications

Convert frustrations into solvable problems through action research!

Action research provides a process for educators to individually and collectively study their own situations, try new practices, evaluate those innovations, adjust, and try again.

In this revised second edition, Richard Schmuck demonstrates how educators at all levels can use

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Overview

Convert frustrations into solvable problems through action research!

Action research provides a process for educators to individually and collectively study their own situations, try new practices, evaluate those innovations, adjust, and try again.

In this revised second edition, Richard Schmuck demonstrates how educators at all levels can use action research to improve their professional practice and change the culture of their schools, districts, or communities. He shows how educators, by reflecting on their past, present, and future practice, can convert frustrations into solvable problems.

This updated workbook covers both the proactive and the responsive models of action research and also includes:

    -Easy-to-understand explanations of methods, steps, and phases
    -A chapter devoted to questionnaires, interviews, observations, and public documents
    -Guidelines for both solo and cooperative projects
    -"How-to" worksheets that guide readers through the process
    -Journal-writing activities at the end of every chapter
    -Case studies of real action research projects

    Practical Action Research for Change is the essential tool to help educators tailor action research to their specific situation and improve professional practice.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781412938594
Publisher:
SAGE Publications
Publication date:
05/12/2006
Edition description:
Second Edition
Pages:
192
Sales rank:
772,930
Product dimensions:
8.50(w) x 11.00(h) x 0.41(d)

Table of Contents

1Reflective professional practice1
2Educators and continuous improvement17
3Action research : definitions, models, steps, and phases27
4Research methods : procedures, instruments, special issues, and ethics41
5Proactive action research59
6Responsive action research81
7Group dynamics of cooperative action research103
8Types of cooperative action research115
9Prominent authors on action research143

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