Action Research for Improving Educational Practice

A Step-by-Step Guide


Author: Valsa Koshy

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9781446241196

Category: Reference

Page: 176

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Which topics are right for Action Research in an education context? How do you go about planning a project, collecting and analysing your data? What's the best way to present your research findings to parents, colleagues or funding bodies? Whether you are a busy teacher doing research in your classroom, an undergraduate starting your research project, or a Masters level or education doctorate student writing up your dissertation, this step-by-step guide takes you through every stage involved in carrying out Action Research. In this brand new edition, you will find additional guidance on: - philosophical underpinnings of Action Research - the challenges of being an insider researcher - searching and analysing literature from the internet - children's participation and children's rights in action research projects in educational settings - validity and authenticity in action research - a new chapter on writing for publication - an action research planning sheet. This book draws on Valsa Koshy's extensive experience of supervising researchers at all levels, and includes examples of Action Research carried out by practitioners across a range of topics and age groups. Case studies include UK and international examples, allowing you to reflect on multiple perspectives of Action Research in education. Those new to Action Research, and those looking for a straightforward explanation of the methods involved, will find this book invaluable. Valsa Koshy is Professor of Education and Director of a Research and Development Centre at Brunel University.

Action Research for New Teachers

Evidence-Based Evaluation of Practice


Author: Colin Forster,Rachel Eperjesi

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1526412845

Category: Education

Page: 184

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Action research is a popular part of many teacher training courses, but understanding how to do it well isn’t always straightforward. Action Research for New Teachers breaks the process down into small steps giving you concise, jargon-free guidance on all the issues and key considerations that you will need to tackle. It focuses on being evidence-based, encouraging you to produce evidence-rich research projects that are methodologically sound and stand up to scrutiny. This book takes you through the initial stages of planning and research design, engages with the complexities of data collection, and gives you advice on analyzing your data and writing up your research project.

Action Research for Inclusive Education

Participation and Democracy in Teaching and Learning


Author: Felicity Armstrong,Diana Tsokova

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 135104835X

Category: Education

Page: 174

View: 3784

Exploring practitioner research and the possibilities it creates for increasing student participation and developing inclusive practices in educational contexts, this insightful text presents a range of original and innovative approaches to Action Research, and highlights the critical relationship between educational theory, research and practice in transformative action. Focussing on social constructivist approaches to teaching and learning, Action Research for Inclusive Education offers first-hand insights from researcher-practitioners from international settings including Denmark, Germany, Ireland, Saudi Arabia, Granada, Greece, Singapore and England. Chapters explore diverse participatory and collaborative research practices which draw on the strengths and contributions of teachers and support staff, pupils, and families to foster inclusive practices across the school community and strengthen the participation and independence of all students. Topics considered include collaboration in Participatory Action Research, friendships and the development of students’ social skills, student voice and the role of pupils as co-researchers and peer mentors. Making an important contribution to debates on inclusive education and the role of practitioners and students in bringing about change, this text will be key reading for students, teachers and educational researchers.

Action Research for Teacher Candidates

Using Classroom Data to Enhance Instruction


Author: Robert P. Pelton

Publisher: R&L Education

ISBN: 1607096943

Category: Education

Page: 228

View: 5205

This book has been written in the hopes of equipping teachers-in-training—that is, teacher candidates—with the skills needed for action research: a process that leads to focused, effective, and responsive strategies that help students succeed.

Improving Teacher Education through Action Research


Author: Ming-Fai Hui,David L. Grossman

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135912327

Category: Education

Page: 210

View: 9292

There has been a dearth of studies on teacher educators using action research to improve their own practice. This book is the first systematic study of a group of teachers examining and enhancing their own practice through the inquiry process of action research. This book presents a broad overview of a variety of methodologies that can be used to improve teacher preparation and professional development programs. It is a ‘must read’ book for those educators who are new to the college teaching profession and for those who are aspired to be outstanding and successful lecturers.

Action Learning and Action Research

Improving the Quality of Teaching and Learning


Author: David Kember

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 074943113X

Category: Education

Page: 245

View: 2791

This volume sets out to provide experience-based tools for those needing to assess and improve teaching and learning quality. It presents a detailed framework explaining what action learning and research is with information on how to carry out an action learning project.

Action Research for Teachers

A Practical Guide


Author: Jean McNiff,Jack Whitehead

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136613463

Category: Education

Page: 148

View: 2254

Assuming no prior knowledge of research methods and techniques, this book is the perfect companion for teachers at all levels undergoing professional development who need to enhance their formal reflection skills. Providing a detailed explanation of what action research is and its importance in terms of whole school development, this book invites the teachers to try out educational research for themselves and adopt an investigative attitude that will help improve and evaluate practice. It includes: * Support and guidance that help you tackle key issues * "Real-life" practical case studies that underline what action research is and how it can be effectively used.

Practitioner Research for Educators

A Guide to Improving Classrooms and Schools


Author: Viviane Robinson,Mei Kuin Lai

Publisher: Corwin Press

ISBN: 9780761946847

Category: Education

Page: 220

View: 8820

Appropriate for novice and experienced educators alike, this indispensable book explains how practitioner research can be used to solve instructional problems and improve student achievement.

Action Research in Healthcare


Author: Elizabeth Koshy,Valsa Koshy,Heather Waterman

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1473903416

Category: Medical

Page: 200

View: 5385

Action Research in Healthcare is a practical guide to using research for improving practice in healthcare contexts. As an increasingly popular method of inquiry, action research is widely used in healthcare to investigate professional practice and patients' experience while simultaneously: - introducing innovations - planning, actioning and evaluating new ideas - seeking to improve patient care - working collaboratively. Taking you through the process step-by-step, Action Research in Healthcare explains how to tackle each stage of your project - from planning the study and undertaking a literature review, through to gathering and interpreting data and implementing findings. Examples of action research projects are included throughout to illustrate how the method works in practice. Action Research in Healthcare assumes no previous knowledge of the subject and is the ideal resource for anyone about to start or already involved in a project.

Action Research for Improving Practice

A Practical Guide


Author: Valsa Koshy

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9781412907569

Category: Education

Page: 149

View: 6240

A step-by-step guide for choosing an action research topic; planning appropriate action; gathering, reviewing, and analyzing data; and writing the final report or dissertation.