Action Research in Special Education An Inquiry Approach for Effective Teaching and Learning

ISBN-10: 0807750913

ISBN-13: 9780807750919

Edition: 2010

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Book details

List price: $43.50
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: Teachers College Press, Teachers College, Columbia University
Publication date: 6/15/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 160
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.748
Language: English

Susan M. Bruce associate professor, and Gerald J. Pine (deceased), former professor emeritus, both at Lynch School of Education, Boston College

Preface
Acknowledgments
Inquiry and Action Research in Special Education
Action Research: Promise for Special Education
The Social Justice Roots of Action Research
The Development of Action Research in Education
Contemporary Teacher Research
Action Research, Special Education, and the Case Study
Improving Opportunities for Children with Disabilities Through Action Research
A Schema for Action Research in Special Education
Action Research Studies in Special Education
Extending the Literature to Additional Issues of Social Justice
Basic Principles for Conducting Action Research
Identifying the Inquiry Topic
From Inquiry Topic to Framing the Research Question
Developing the Theoretical Framework
Developing the Action Research Plan
Collecting, Organizing, and Analyzing Data
Drawing Conclusions, Finding Meaning
Sharing Findings
Evaluating the Action Research Study
Applying the Principles
Reflection, Inquiry, and Action Research in Special Education Teacher Preparation Programs
Reflection, Inquiry, and Action Research
Action Research in Two Master's Degree Programs
The Graduate Student Action Research Studies
Teaching "Mitch" to Recognize and Read High-Frequency Sight Words
Literature Review
Who Am I as a Researcher?
Research Methodology
Results
Discussion
Conclusion and Recommendations
Using a Communication Game to Improve the Expressive Language Skills of a Boy with Autism
Thematic Components
Educational Experiences and Philosophy
Literature Review
Intervention
Research Methodology and Data Sources
Results
Discussion
Recommendations for Practice
The Effects of Individual and Small-Group Tutoring on Math Performance
Literature Review
Methodology
Results
Discussion
Implications of Findings
Applying Functional Behavioral Analysis and a Positive Behavior Support Plan to Address Self-Injurious Behavior in a Student with Severe Disabilities
Literature Review
My Classroom and My Educational Experiences
Intervention
Results
Discussion
Afterword: Looking to the Future of Action Research in Special Education
Considerations When Conducting Action Research in Special Education
Additional Topics of Importance
Index
About the Authors
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