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Teacher as Reflective Practitioner and Action Researcher

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ISBN-10: 0534557112

ISBN-13: 9780534557119

Edition: 2002

Authors: Rick Parsons, Kimberlee Brown

List price: $103.95
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This book introduces students who are also pre-service teachers to the powerful concept of action research -- research which stems from a practical problem and is planned and implemented by the people most likely to be affected by the findings - the teachers. This text provides the specifics of transforming the teacher (or preservice teacher ) into a reflective practitioner and action researcher.
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Book details

List price: $103.95
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: Wadsworth
Publication date: 7/27/2001
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 176
Size: 7.75" wide x 9.50" long x 0.25" tall
Weight: 0.836
Language: English

Prologue
Action Research: Increasing Effectiveness of Teacher Decision Making
Teachers as Reflective Practitioners and Action Researchers
Reflective Practitioner and Action Researcher
Reflective Practitioner and Action Researcher: Why?
The Action Research Process
The Fundamentals Still Apply
The Ingredients of Good Research
From Problem to Hypothesis
Increasing the Validity of the Conclusions
Increasing Teacher Effectiveness: Working with the Uniqueness of "Who" We Teach
Systematic Observation: A Research Skill Applied to the Understanding of Students' Cognitive Development
Learning to Observe: The Value of Systematic Observation
Observing Students' Cognitive Processes
Qualitative and Quantitative Methodology: Tools for the Action Researcher
Research: A Valuable Tool for the Classroom Teacher
Qualitative and Quantitative Research: Sharing a Dynamic Process
Qualitative and Quantitative Research: Differing Theoretical Foundations
Quantitative Methods and Data
Gathering Understanding Through Qualitative Data Analysis
Erikson in Action: A Target for Quantitative and Qualitative Data Analysis
Hypothesis Testing, Validity, and Research Design: Addressing Student Needs and Reactions
Hypothesis Testing: All in a Day's Work
The Question of Validity
Reducing Aggressive Outbursts: The Need for Valid Information
Controlling Threats to Validity
Case Study and Within-Subject Designs for Observing and Adjusting to Individual Uniqueness
Single-Case Designs: A Tool for the Teacher as Action Researcher
The Core Ingredients of Within-Subject Designs
Teaching to Individual Learning Styles and Strengths
The How of Teaching: Researching Learning Theory and Instructional Practice
Time Series Designs: Studying Behavior Learning Theories
Time Series Designs
A Critical Look at Reward and Punishment
The Power of Modeling
Using a Reversal Design to Assess the Effectiveness of a Constructivist Approach to the Classroom
Giving and Taking: The Use of Reversals (ABAB) as Designs
Teacher- or Student-Directed Learning
Multiple Baseline Designs as Applied to Studying Elements of Student Motivation
Multiple Baseline Designs: Assessing Multiple Targets and Interventions
Motivation: A Function of Value and Expectancy
Expectancy: Affecting Student Motivation
Becoming an Action Researcher
Becoming an Action Researcher
Action Research: A Model for Approaching Professional Practice
Putting It All Together
Epilogue
Index