The Reflective School Counselor's Guide to Practitioner Research: Skills and Strategies for Successful Inquiry

The Reflective School Counselor's Guide to Practitioner Research: Skills and Strategies for Successful Inquiry

by Vicki Brooks-McNamara, Danielle Torres
     
 

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ISBN-10: 1412951097

ISBN-13: 9781412951098

Pub. Date: 09/18/2007

Publisher: SAGE Publications

Provides a step-by-step process for conducting practitioner inquiry projects by collecting, analyzing, and using data, and offers guidelines for developing counselors' advocacy, leadership, and collaboration skills.

Overview

Provides a step-by-step process for conducting practitioner inquiry projects by collecting, analyzing, and using data, and offers guidelines for developing counselors' advocacy, leadership, and collaboration skills.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781412951098
Publisher:
SAGE Publications
Publication date:
09/18/2007
Pages:
128
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 10.00(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
About the Authors
Introduction
School Counselors Collaborating for High Student Achievement
School Culture in the Time of School Reform
Tips for Using the Book
1. Launching Inquiry: Developing Your Question
How We Arrived at This Point
Moving Into Inquiry
Data Sources
Thinking About Thinking
Formulating Questions
Exploring Your Question
Strategies for Success
Meet Dianne: An Ongoing Case Study
2. Discovering the Territory: Exploring Others' Expertise
Why Gather Supporting Information?
Exploring Others' Expertise
Keeping It Simple
Components of the Summary
Dianne's Journey Begins
3. Getting It Together: Gathering Your Data
Ethical Considerations
What Data Is Needed?
Avenues for Gathering Data
School Artifacts
The Last Tip: How to Navigate Dead Ends
Dianne's Hunch Pays Off
4. Sorting It Out: Making Sense of Your Data
Descriptive Data as a Powerful Tool
Ways to Look at Data
Dianne Makes Sense of It All
5. Stepping Up: Sharing What You Now Know
The Fundamentals
Know Your Audience
Know Your End Product
Inquiry Support Groups
Routines
The Block
Deadlines
It's All in the Details
Dianne Seeks Support From Key People
6. Building Your Learning Community
Learning Communities
Practitioner Inquiry Suport Team
Dianne Brings Parents Into the Learning Community
7. Review and Can-Do: Putting It All Together
Where's Dianne Now?
References
Index

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