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Action Research For Teachers

Mary HollyJoanne ArharWendy Kasten
Action Research For Teachers

Action Research For Teachers

Mary HollyJoanne ArharWendy Kasten

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Invitation and Road Map for the Journey to Oz. SECTION I: THE SCHOLAR'S JOURNEY. 1. Somewhere Over the Rainbow. 2. Learning: Creating New Possibilities for Action. SECTION II: DEFINING AND PUTTING ACTION RESEARCH INTO CONTEXT. 3. The Bigger Picture: Paradigms, Theories, and Research. 4. Three Orientations to Knowledge and Methods of Research. 5. From a Meandering Path to the Yellow Brick Road: A Brief History of Action Research. SECTION III: EXPLORING RESEARCHER SELVES AND THE PROFESSION. 6. Journey of the Self: There's No Place Like Home. 7. The Developmental Journey: Self and Action Research. SECTION IV: DEVELOPING AN INQUIRING MIND. Case Studies. 8. From Curiosity to Research Questions. 9. Exploring and Problematizing Our Practice. SECTION V: DESIGNING AND PLANNING AN ACTION RESEARCH STUDY. Case Studies. 10. From Research Questions to Planning a Study. 11. Elements of Design: Planning and Documenting the Action. 12. Elements of Design: Verification, Interpretation, and Portrayal. SECTION VI: ANALYZING AND INTERPRETING DATA. Case Studies. 13. Exploring and Theorizing the Stories. 14. Taking Action-What Will I Do Next? And How Will It Make Life Better? SECTION VII: WRITING AND SHARING THE RESEARCH STORY. Case Studies. 15. Writing as a Research Process. 16. Narrative Writing. 17. Report Formats. 18. Building Learning Communities: Sharing Our Research. Lessons From Oz. Glossary. Travelers' Notes and Stories. A. Problematizing the Honor Roll in Your School B. Increasing Social Interaction Between Students with Multiple Handicaps and their Typical Peers: An Action Research Proposal. C. Organizing and Visually Displaying Data. D. Analyzing Students Writing and Mathematical Data. E. Creating a Democratic Classroom: An Action Research Study.

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For courses in Action Research; supplement for Reading Methods courses; and Teacher Education courses.

Appealingly styled as a "journey" on a "yellow brick road," this compact text links all of the practical aspects of conducting action research with the scholarly tools that support the cycle of reflective practice, thereby showing prospective and practicing teachers how to make action research a natural part of their teaching. Offers a clear vision of how curiosity, play, imagination, and creativity can inform classroom teaching, as well as practical, well-grounded guidelines for using these qualities to enhance effective research studies in both individual and collaborative contexts.



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Invitation and Road Map for the Journey to Oz. SECTION I: THE SCHOLAR'S JOURNEY. 1. Somewhere Over the Rainbow. 2. Learning: Creating New Possibilities for Action. SECTION II: DEFINING AND PUTTING ACTION RESEARCH INTO CONTEXT. 3. The Bigger Picture: Paradigms, Theories, and Research. 4. Three Orientations to Knowledge and Methods of Research. 5. From a Meandering Path to the Yellow Brick Road: A Brief History of Action Research. SECTION III: EXPLORING RESEARCHER SELVES AND THE PROFESSION. 6. Journey of the Self: There's No Place Like Home. 7. The Developmental Journey: Self and Action Research. SECTION IV: DEVELOPING AN INQUIRING MIND. Case Studies. 8. From Curiosity to Research Questions. 9. Exploring and Problematizing Our Practice. SECTION V: DESIGNING AND PLANNING AN ACTION RESEARCH STUDY. Case Studies. 10. From Research Questions to Planning a Study. 11. Elements of Design: Planning and Documenting the Action. 12. Elements of Design: Verification, Interpretation, and Portrayal. SECTION VI: ANALYZING AND INTERPRETING DATA. Case Studies. 13. Exploring and Theorizing the Stories. 14. Taking Action-What Will I Do Next? And How Will It Make Life Better? SECTION VII: WRITING AND SHARING THE RESEARCH STORY. Case Studies. 15. Writing as a Research Process. 16. Narrative Writing. 17. Report Formats. 18. Building Learning Communities: Sharing Our Research. Lessons From Oz. Glossary. Travelers' Notes and Stories. A. Problematizing the Honor Roll in Your School B. Increasing Social Interaction Between Students with Multiple Handicaps and their Typical Peers: An Action Research Proposal. C. Organizing and Visually Displaying Data. D. Analyzing Students Writing and Mathematical Data. E. Creating a Democratic Classroom: An Action Research Study.
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For courses in Action Research; supplement for Reading Methods courses; and Teacher Education courses.

Appealingly styled as a "journey" on a "yellow brick road," this compact text links all of the practical aspects of conducting action research with the scholarly tools that support the cycle of reflective practice, thereby showing prospective and practicing teachers how to make action research a natural part of their teaching. Offers a clear vision of how curiosity, play, imagination, and creativity can inform classroom teaching, as well as practical, well-grounded guidelines for using these qualities to enhance effective research studies in both individual and collaborative contexts.


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  • Catalogue Code 232648
  • Product Code 0131185187
  • EAN 9780131185180
  • Pages 416
  • Department Ministry
  • Category Education
  • Sub-Category General
  • Publisher Pearson Education Australia
  • Publication Date Jun 2004
  • Dimensions 235 x 184 x 20 mm
  • Weight 0.683kg

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