Action Research: Improving Schools and Empowering Educators

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SAGE Publications, Jan 4, 2011 - Education - 299 pages
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Written for pre-and in-service educators, this Third Edition of Craig A. Mertler s Action Research: Improving Schools and Empowering Educators introduces the process of conducting one s own classroom- or school-based action research in conjunction with everyday instructional practices and activities. The text provides educators with the knowledge and skills necessary to design research studies, conduct research, and communicate findings to relevant stakeholders and interested parties.

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It is very essential and relevant book for teacher researchers and other educators willing to conduct action research. Even it can be used as reference for colleges giving Action research as a course. Thus, I found out it is very helpful and important book.

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About the author (2011)

Craig A. Mertleris currently a Professor and Dean of the Ross College of Education at Lynn University in Baco Raton, FL. He teaches courses in action research, quantitative research methods, introductory statistical analysis, multivariate statisical analysis, and educational assessment methods. He is the author of 5 books, 4 invited book chapters, 15 refereed journal articles, and numerous nonrefereed articles and manuscripts. He has also presented numerous research papers at professional meetings around the country, as well as internationally. He consults with schools and districts on the topic of tranformational innovation in education, using an action-research based data-driven educational decision making model.

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