The Action Research Guidebook: A Four-Stage Process for Educators and School Teams

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SAGE Publications, Nov 19, 2010 - Education - 224 pages

Easy-to-use action research tools that work for today s schools



Richard Sagor provides updated tools and insights to implement school-based research for student success in this second edition of his best-selling volume The Action Research Guidebook. Included are new examples, activities, tables, charts, and leadership applications that reflect the recent growth of professional learning communities, wider acceptance of standards, and the need for more qualitative research. The book is organized around Sagor s four-stage process developed from his experience training educators:

  • Clarifying visions/targets
  • Articulating theory
  • Implementing action and collecting data
  • Reflecting on data and planning informed action

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About the author (2010)

Richard Sagor founded ISIE (pronounced "I see"), the Institute for the Study of Inquiry in Education, in 1997, to work with schools and educational organizations on the use of action research and data-based school improvement while he was a professor of educational leadership at Washington State University. Prior to joining the faculty as WSU, Sagor had 14 years of public school administrative experience, including service as an assistant superintendent, high school principal, instruction vice principal, disciplinary vice principal, and alternative school head teacher. He has taught the entire range of students, from the gifted to the learning disabled, in the areas of social studies, readiing, and written composition. Sagor received his BA from New York University and two MA degrees as well as a PhD in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of Oregon.

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