Action Research for Teachers: A Practical Guide

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Routledge, 2005 - Education - 136 pages

Assuming no prior knowledge of research methods and techniques, this book is the perfect companion for teachers at all levels undergoing professional development who need to enhance their formal reflection skills.

Providing a detailed explanation of what action research is and its importance in terms of whole school development, this book invites the teachers to try out educational research for themselves and adopt an investigative attitude that will help improve and evaluate practice. It includes:

* Support and guidance that help you tackle key issues

* "Real-life" practical case studies that underline what action research is and how it can be effectively used.

 

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Contents

What is action research and why should you do it?
1
Chapter 1 Thinking about what you need to do
6
Chapter 2 Drawing up action plans
26
Chapter 3 Putting your plans into action
44
Chapter 4 Monitoring gathering and interpreting data
61
a case for teachers selfevaluation
91
a case for wholeschool evaluation
99
Chapter 7 Sharing and disseminating your work
110
End word
124
References
126
Index
133
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