Studying Your Own School: An Educator's Guide to Practitioner Action Research

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Gary L. Anderson, Kathryn Herr, Ann Sigrid Nihlen
Corwin Press, Mar 6, 2007 - Education - 272 pages
Extensively revised, this new edition provides the theoretical underpinnings of practitioner action research as well as the "how-to" information necessary for classroom application.

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What Is Action Research?
The Multiple Positionalities of the Researchers in Action Research
Politics The Politicsof Knowledge
The Politicsof Educational Knowledge
The Denbigh Action Research Group
Responding to Their World
Political and Methodological Implications of Empowerment
Ethical Considerations
Data Organization and Analysis

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About the author (2007)

Gary L. Anderson is a professor in the Department of Administration, Leadership, and Technology in the Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development, New York University. He is a former teacher and high school principal. He has written numerous articles on action research with co-author Kathryn Herr as well as articles and books on educational policy and leadership. He is the author of Advocacy Leadership: Toward a Post-reform Agenda (Routledge).

Kathryn G. Herr is a faculty member in the College of Education and Human Services at Montclair State University in Montclair, New Jersey. She is co-author of the book Studying Your Own School: An Educator’s Guide to Qualitative Practitioner Research (Thousand Oaks, CA: Corwin Press, 1994). She is also Editor of the interdisciplinary journal Youth and Society. Her professional background is in Social Work and Education.

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