The Action Research Guidebook: A Four-Stage Process for Educators and School Teams
"Richard Sagor powerfully bridges the gap between research and practice. His conception of action research is clear, robust, and flexible. This book is both intelligent and accessible, and is fun to read and use."-Deborah Court, Head of Curriculum StudiesSchool of Education, Bar-Ilan University, Israel"This new edition is simply outstanding! The descriptions, metaphors, and modeling of an everyday approach to the inquiry cycle reflect Sagor's deep understanding of the current challenges educators face in integrating action research into their practices."-Lauren Childs, School Quality Consultant for Teacher LeadershipOakland Schools, Waterford, MIEasy-to-use action research tools that work for today's schoolsIn this second edition of his best-selling volume The Action Research Guidebook,Richard Sagor provides updated tools and insights to guide the implementation of school-based research for student success. Ideal for teacher leaders and teacher teams, this practical guidebook features new examples, activities and leadership applications that reflect the recent growth of professional learning communities, wider acceptance of standards, and the need for more qualitative research. Sequentially organized to be used as you go, the book follows Sagor's four-stage process developed from his many years of experience training educators: Clarifying visions/targets Articulating theory Implementing action and collecting data Reflecting on data and planning informed action Inside are numerous tables, charts, handouts, forms, and worksheets to demystify the action research process. This handbook will also be valuable to principals, counselors, and other educators wishing to apply the action research process to school improvement.
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Chapter 1 Introduction to Action Research
Chapter 2 Finding a Focus
Chapter 3 Refining the Focus
Chapter 4 Articulating a Theory of Action
Chapter 5 Drawing aTheory of Action
Chapter 6 Determining the Research Questions
Chapter 7 Building a DataCollection Plan
Chapter 8 Analyzing the Data
Chapter 9 Turning Findings Into Action Plans
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