Studying Your Own School: An Educator's Guide to Practitioner Action Research / Edition 2

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Overview

Extensively revised, this new edition provides the theoretical underpinnings of practitioner action research as well as the "how-to" information necessary for classroom application.

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Editorial Reviews

Ken Zeichner
"A highly accessible and informative book that can be used both with K–12 educators and university graduate students. Provides very useful examples of what action research looks like when carried out in schools. "
Ruth Johnson
"This text should be read by all teachers and school leaders who care about empowering students and communities through action research. "
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781412940320
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications
  • Publication date: 3/6/2007
  • Edition description: Second Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 272
  • Product dimensions: 6.03 (w) x 9.26 (h) x 0.83 (d)

Meet the Author

Gary L. Anderson is a professor in the Department of Administration, Leadership, and Technology in the Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development, New York University. He is a former teacher and high school principal. He has written numerous articles on action research with co-author Kathryn Herr as well as articles and books on educational policy and leadership. He is the author of Advocacy Leadership: Toward a Post-reform Agenda (Routledge).

Kathryn G. Herr is a faculty member in the College of Education and Human Services at Montclair State University in Montclair, New Jersey. She is co-author of the book Studying Your Own School: An Educator’s Guide to Qualitative Practitioner Research (Thousand Oaks, CA: Corwin Press, 1994). She is also Editor of the interdisciplinary journal Youth and Society. Her professional background is in Social Work and Education.

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Table of Contents

Foreword by Susan E. Noffke
Acknowledgments
Preface
About the Authors
1. What Is Action Research?
2. Merging Educational Practice and Research: A New Paradigm
3. What Does Practitioner Action Research Look Like?
4. Empowerment and Practitioner Action Research: An Example
5. The Research Question, Ethical Considerations, and Research Design
6. Qualitative Research Approaches for Practitioner Action Research
References
Index

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