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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781607099284
Publisher: R&L Education
Publication date: 12/16/2010
Pages: 206
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Robert P. Pelton is a professor in the School of Education at Stevenson University, Stevenson, Maryland. He is very active in professional development schools, where he assists teacher interns in using classroom data within the action research process to make instructional decisions. Dr. Pelton is also a consultant for Epiphanies Inc., where he effectively uses the action research model to help build and strengthen educational outreach programs.

Table of Contents

Preface vii

Part I Getting into Your Study

Chapter 1 Action Research: The Essential Strategies Robert P. Pelton 1

Chapter 2 Setting the Stage: Understanding the Importance of Context in Action Research David W. Nicholson 13

Chapter 3 Framing an Action Research Study Neal Shambaugh Jaci Webb-Dempsey Reagan Curtis Rachel Carpenter Heller 43

Chapter 4 Qualitative plus Quantitative Data: A Mixed Methods Research Design Diane Davis Marjorie Leppo 67

Chapter 5 Action Research Video Studies for Improving Classroom Teaching-Learning Performances Linda A. Catelli 83

Part II Planning for Success in Action Research

Chapter 6 Learning Conversations: How Oral Inquiry Supports the Five Steps of Action Research Stefan Biancaniello Stephanie Cucunato Sean Biancaniello 117

Chapter 7 Tools for Collaboration in Action Research Ellen E. Ballock 141

Chapter 8 Developing an Action Research Communication Plan Stephen L. Maltese Jr. Frances Bond Barbara Bisset 161

Index 181

About the Contributors 189

About the Editor 193

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