Action Research in Education

ISBN-10: 0132255189

ISBN-13: 9780132255189

Edition: 2nd 2008

Authors: Ernie Stringer
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Description: Action research, applied systematically to the issue of poor academic performance, provides a high likelihood of improving student outcomes. The action research processes described in this book are honed by many years of successful application, and provide teachers, educational leaders, families and community members with a set of tools for engaging with significant problems in classrooms and schools. This book is designed to provide the reader with an understanding of the nature of action research and the procedures and applications of action research. In addition, it provides practical resources that add to the fundamentals of knowledge available to action researchers. The text is detailed, providing specific guidance for many of the skills that may be required for the different contexts and problems to which action research can be applied. Conceptual frameworks provide a "compass" or "roadmap" that will enable practitioners to keep track of action research processes applied to their work.

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Book details

List price: $76.40
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Prentice Hall PTR
Publication date: 7/10/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 256
Size: 7.40" wide x 9.00" long x 0.60" tall
Weight: 1.232
Language: English

Ernest T. Stringer is author of numerous influential books on action research, including Action Research in Education (2008), Action Research in Health (with Bill Genat, 2004), and Action Research in Human Services (with Rosalie Dwyer, 2005). After an early career as primary teacher and school principal, Stringer served as lecturer in education at Curtin University of Technology in Western Australia. From the mid-eighties, based at Curtin's Centre for Aboriginal Studies, he worked collaboratively with Aboriginal staff and community people to develop a wide variety of innovative and highly successful education and community development programs and services. As visiting professor at the University of New Mexico and Texas A&M, he has taught research methods courses and engaged in projects with African American and Latino community and neighborhood groups. As a UNICEF consultant, he recently engaged in a major project to increase parent participation in the schools in East Timor. Stringer has served (until prior to publication of this book) as a member of the editorial board of the Action Research Journal and is past president of the Action Learning and Action Research Association (ALARA).

The Purposes of Action Research
Understanding Action Research: Exploring Issues of Paradigm and Method
Initiating a Study: Research Design
Gathering Data: Sources of Information
Giving Voice: Interpretive and Qualitative Data Analysis
Representation: Communicating Research Processes and Outcomes
Taking Action: Passion, Purposes, and Pathways
Case Studies: Action Research Reports, Presentations, and Performances
On-line Resources
References
Index
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