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Studying Your Own School

Studying Your Own School
An Educator's Guide to Practitioner Action Research

Second Edition
Edited by:

April 2007 | 272 pages | Corwin
Expertly guiding educators through the action research process, alleviating potential concerns and questions, this book is full of new and updated examples that help to make the process concrete. New features to the Second Edition include: a chapter on crafting the research question and the research design; political and ethical considerations; new examples of action research studies that reflect the current educational environment.
Foreword by Susan E. Noffke
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

"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."

Ken Zeichner, Hoefs-Bascom Professor of Teacher Education
University of Wisconsin, Madison

"This text should be read by all teachers and school leaders who care about empowering students and communities through action research."

Ruth Johnson, Professor, California State University, Los Angeles
Author, Using Data to Close the Achievement Gap

Many of my students are teachers in the classroom are have decided that is the type of research that they want to pursue.

Dr Lois Christensen
Curriculum Instruction Dept, University of Alabama at Birmingham
September 8, 2011

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ISBN: 9781412940337

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