Studying Your Own School: An Educator's Guide to Practitioner Action Research
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.
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What Is Action Research?
Defining Action Research
Action Research Is Political
There Are Many Valid Ways to Do Action Research
Action Research Can Empower and Include a Greater Number of Voices
Action Research Is Best Done Collaboratively
Measuring Up or Reclaiming Our Knowledge?
Responding to Their World
Political and Methodological Implications of Empowerment
The Negotiation of Multiple Roles and Multiple Levels of Reality
Transformation Becomes a Kind of War
But Is It Research?
The Research Question Ethical Considerations and Research Design
Merging Educational Practice and Research A New Paradigm
Beginnings of Action Research
The Action Research Tradition
Action Research in Education
The TeacherasResearcher Movement in Great Britain
The Legacy of Paulo Freire
The Teacher Researcher Movement in North America
Action Research as SelfStudy and Autoethnography
From Academic Tradition to Social Movement
Epistemology Quality Criteria for Practitioner Action Research
Criteria for Validity or Trustworthiness in Practitioner Action Research
Are the Findings of Action Research Generalizable?
Politics The Politics of Knowledge Institutional Change and Professionalism
What Do We Mean by Politics?
The Politics of Redefining Professionalism
The Politics of Educational Knowledge
The Politics of Schooling as a Social Institution
What Does Practitioner Action Research Look Like?
Jill M HermannWilmarth and The Case of a Disruptive Preservice Teacher
Monica Richards and the Bums of 8H
The Principals Group
The Denbigh Action Research Group
Empowerment and Practitioner Action Research An Example
The Process of Empowerment
Is This Racism?
Crafting a Question for Study
Individual or Collective Questions
Questions Derived From Outside Assessments
Is It Feasible?
Assessing Tacit Knowledge
Balancing Risks and Benefits
Gaining Needed Approvals
Common Ethical Concerns
Supports for Ethical Practices
The Initial Design of the Study
Considering ValidityTrustworthiness Criteria in Research Design
Methods of Establishing Validity or Trustworthiness
Qualitative Research Approaches for Practitioner Action Research
Adapting the Characteristics of Qualitative Research
Dealing With Subjectivity
Pursuing the Research Question
Archives and Documents
Journals and Diaries
A Word on Mixed Methods
Data Organization and Analysis
Approaches to Analysis
Writing Up the Research
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