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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:
Practical Action Research for Change is the essential tool to help educators tailor action research to their specific situation and improve professional practice.
If teachers are looking to challenge themselves as educators and are not afraid of self-reflection and change, they should read this book! Within the pages, Richard Schmuck demonstrates how action research is concrete and practical. He shows how to carry out proactive and responsive research within real classrooms and teaches how to implement cooperative action research at different system levels of a school district.
|1||Reflective professional practice||1|
|2||Educators and continuous improvement||17|
|3||Action research : definitions, models, steps, and phases||27|
|4||Research methods : procedures, instruments, special issues, and ethics||41|
|5||Proactive action research||59|
|6||Responsive action research||81|
|7||Group dynamics of cooperative action research||103|
|8||Types of cooperative action research||115|
|9||Prominent authors on action research||143|