Action Research in the Classroom

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SAGE, Feb 13, 2008 - Education - 144 pages
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Action Research in the Classroom is an essential guide for any teacher or student-teacher interested in doing research in the classroom. The authors map out an easy-to-follow action research approach that will help teachers improve on their professional practice and evaluate the needs of their pupils and schools for themselves.

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1 Creating and Translating Knowledge about Teaching and Learning
2 Deciding on a Researchable Question and Choosing Complementary Research Tools
3 Taking Account of Pupil Perspectives in Your Enquiry
4 Exploring Your Own and Your Colleagues Professional Knowledge
5 Engaging with the Views of Parents and Other Adults
6 Making Sense of Your Evidence and Bringing it all Together
7 Sharing Your Findings

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I am Professor of Pedagogy, Policy and Innovation in the School of Education and my teaching and research focuses on the role of inquiry in teachers’ professional learning. I am interested in the role of universities, and teacher educators in particular, in the creation and translation of knowledge about teaching and learning. This interest is linked to the wider issue of the relationship between theory and practice in professional development.

Expertise: qualitative and quantitative measures, research design, narrative interviewing, questionnaire design, analytic frameworks, research management.
Research interests: early literacy and language development, parental involvement, adult literacy and family literacy, teacher development and identity, learning and meta-cognition.

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