Action Research for Teacher Candidates: Using Classroom Data to Enhance Instruction

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R&L Education, Oct 16, 2010 - Education - 228 pages
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Teachers are the single most important element in helping every child succeed in school. Action Research for Teacher Candidates has been written in the hopes of equipping teachers-in-training with the skills needed for action research: a process that leads to focused, effective, and responsive strategies that help students succeed. Robert P. Pelton is also the author of Making Classroom Inquiry Work: Techniques for Effective Action Research, which is designed to serve those who wish to delve deeper into their action research or as leaders in teacher research and reflective practice. These two books serve as both a perfect training curriculum for pre-service teachers at the undergraduate or graduate level and as an excellent vehicle for professional development for in-service teachers.
 

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Contents

Chapter 01 An Introduction to Action Research
3
Chapter 02 Understanding Your Data
27
Chapter 03 Developing an Action Research Project
59
Part II A CROSS SECTION OF ACTION RESEARCH APPLICATIONS
91
Chapter 04 Action Research and the Early Childhood Educator
93
Chapter 05 Action Research through the Lens of Lesson Study
111
Chapter 06 Teacher Work Sample Methodology as a Frame for Action Research
135
Chapter 07 Action Research to Change Student Behavior
155
A Framework for Action Research
173
Index
197
About the Contributors
207
About the Editor
213
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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.

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