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The Education Dissertation: A Guide for Practitioner Scholars
     

The Education Dissertation: A Guide for Practitioner Scholars

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by Dan W. Butin
 

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Use these focused guidelines to help you through every stage of the dissertation process!

Written for practicing educators pursuing a doctoral degree, this resource provides a step-by-step process for developing and completing an academically rigorous dissertation in a time-efficient manner. Grounded in adult learning theory, this

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Use these focused guidelines to help you through every stage of the dissertation process!

Written for practicing educators pursuing a doctoral degree, this resource provides a step-by-step process for developing and completing an academically rigorous dissertation in a time-efficient manner. Grounded in adult learning theory, this volume:

  • Offers a clear, easy-to-follow approach with concrete goals and workable methods 
  • Discusses how practitioner scholars can apply their work experience to the dissertation
  • Includes organizational templates, detailed charts, checklists, a timeline, student examples, and rubrics
  • Provides tips throughout to help students think through situations
  • Covers both quantitative and qualitative research

Editorial Reviews

Daniel L. Duke
"The book is rich with ideas and strategies for thinking about every phase of the dissertation and for undertaking each phase once it has been carefully thought out."
Tammy J. Graham
"The author does an excellent job of taking a serious, technical, overwhelming topic and making it fun and interesting to read."
Doug Leigh
"With each turn of the page I found myself nodding 'exactly!' Whether as a class text assigned by faculty or as a self-study resource used by students, this book will resonate with readers."

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781452239774
Publisher:
SAGE Publications
Publication date:
11/17/2009
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
184
Sales rank:
1,065,254
File size:
3 MB

Meet the Author

Dan W. Butin is the founding dean of the school of education at Merrimack College. He is the editor and author of over fifty books, articles, and book chapters, including the books Teaching Social Foundations of Education and Service-Learning and Social Justice Education. Dr. Butin’s research focuses on issues of educator preparation and policy and community engagement. Dr. Butin has been the assistant dean of the school of education at Cambridge College and a faculty member at Gettysburg College. Prior to working in higher education, Dr. Butin taught middle school, in an adult GED program, and was the chief financial officer of Teacher For America. More about Dr. Butin’s teaching and scholarship can be found at http://danbutin.org/.

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The Education Dissertation: A Guide for Practitioner Scholars 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
MademoiselleMichelle More than 1 year ago
I only wish I had read this book earlier on. This is essential reading for any education doctoral candidate. You should read it cover to cover before beginning your dissertation. It's so discouraging to have professors give you the "run around" and fail to explain things in a way that we can understand. This book will help save you a lot of grief, breaking important themes down into understandable pieces. It won't write the research project for you, but it takes a lot of the mystery out of the process.
PatH More than 1 year ago
A pragmatic, sometimes humerous, approach to obtaining a dissertation. Good information. Practical. Makes you wish this guy was your one of your instructors. Highly recommend.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a book that i have never read but still think its great.