Practitioner Research and Professional Development in Education

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Practical, accessible and up-to-date, this book draws directly on the work of teachers and other professional trainers concerned with programs for continuing professional development.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780761974673
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications
  • Publication date: 1/1/2004
  • Pages: 240
  • Product dimensions: 6.94 (w) x 9.88 (h) x 0.73 (d)

Meet the Author

Anne is Professor of Professional Learning at Leeds Metropolitan University.

Main teaching interests:

Research methods in education

I am interested in supervising dissertations and theses in the areas of:

initial teacher education

teacher professional learning

mathematics education

primary education


social justice and equity issues in education

Currently he is the sole editor of the international Journal of Education for Teaching, a member of the board of Educational Philosophy and Theory, co-opted member of the Research Committee of the Universities Council for the Education of Teachers (having previously been the elected chair of UCET) and one of two UK representatives on the Japan/UK Education Forum. He is a member of the British Educational Research Association and the Standing Conference on Studies in Education. He is Professor Emeritus at Manchester Metropolitan University and holds visiting chairs at Hull, Roehampton and Plymouth Universities whilst acting as a consultant for a number of other UK and overseas universities as they develop their research profile.

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Table of Contents

1 Research Traditions in Education 1
2 Researching Professional Development 12
3 Professional Identity: Who am I? What Kind of Practitioner am I? 28
4 Identifying an Area for Research 49
5 Finding, Reviewing and Managing Literature 65
6 Which Research Techniques to Use? 80
7 Critical Friendship, Critical Community and Collaboration 106
8 Qualitative Data Analysis 125
9 Quantitative Data Management, Analysis and Presentation of Questionnaire Surveys 146
10 Writing up, Reporting and Publishing your Research 169
11 Evaluating and Disseminating Research 187
Resources for Research 199
References 212
Index 219
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