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."
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: 9781412940337
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications
  • Publication date: 3/6/2007
  • Edition description: Second Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 272
  • Sales rank: 255,802
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

Gary L. Anderson is a faculty member in the Department of Administration, Leadership, and Technology in the Steinhardt School of Education, New York University. He is a former teacher and high school principal. He has written numerous articles on Action Research, including (with Kathryn Herr) “The new paradigm wars. Is there room for rigorous practitioner knowledge in schools and universities?” Educational Researcher, 28(5), 12-21, (1999). In recent publications, he has explored applications of Critical and Postmodern Theory and Critical Discourse Analysis to the field of Educational Leadership.

Kathryn Herr is a professor in the family and child studies department of Montclair State University. She has been actively engaged in practitioner research as a middle school counselor and teacher. She has studied issues of ethnic identity and gender relations in early adolescence. The results of her work have been published in the International Journal of Qualitative Studies in Education and The 1992 Politics of Education Association Yearbook. She was previously an associate professor in the College of Education at the University of New Mexico and editor of the Sage journal Youth and Society.

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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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