Action Research Teachers as Researchers in the Classroom

ISBN-10: 1412968577

ISBN-13: 9781412968577

Edition: 2nd 2009

Authors: Craig A. Mertler

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Action Research: Teachers as Researchers in the Classroom 2/e introduces practicing teachers to the process of conducting classroom-based action research. The books practicality stems from its focus on research methods and procedures that teachers can use with their everyday instructional practices and classroom activities. Detailed, practical information is included for teachers as they design and conduct applied classroom-based research projects. Features and Benefits: Action Research Portraits (3 portraits in each chapter) These portraits show how teachers and other educators can actually conduct action research in order to address their own specific local-level problems. Lists of online resources (updated) The comprehensive lists are comprised of Web sites that readers can pursue for additional related information. Discussion of rigor in action research (new) This discussion communicates to the reader how to maintain the high level of rigor and validity in action research Writing Up Action Research Special sections, titled Writing Up Action Research, are included in Chapters 3 through 8. These sections provide annotated excerpts from published or otherwise disseminated action research reports, highlighting specific concepts presented in each particular chapter.
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Book details

List price: $51.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: SAGE Publications, Incorporated
Publication date: 7/3/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 288
Size: 7.75" wide x 9.25" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.946
Language: English

Gene Deszca is Professor of Business Administration, a former MBA Director, and is currently the Associate MBA Director in the School of Business and Economics at Wilfrid Laurier University. He has held a number of leadership roles at Laurier, including ones involving the development and launch of the full-time, one year MBA program, the executive MBA program, and the international concentration. He was instrumental in the development of the Society of Management Accountants of Canada's post-university professional accreditation programs and is a member of their national Board of Directors.Gene is the author or coauthor over 100 journal, conference publications/presentations, books, monographs, and technical papers. These include the books Canadian Cases in Human Resource Management, and Cases in Organizational Behaviour and the articles Driving Loyalty Through Time-to-Value, and Managing the New Product Development Process: Best-in-Class Principles and Leading Practices. His current research and consulting activity focuses on organizational change and the development of high performance enterprises.C raig A. Mertler is currently a Professor and Dean of the Ross College of Education at Lynn University in Boca Raton, FL.nbsp; He has been an educator for 28 years, 18 of those in higher education.nbsp; He teaches doctoral and undergraduate courses focused on the application of action research to promote educator empowerment, school improvement, and job-embedded professional development, and also teaches quantitative research methods, introductory statistical analysis, multivariate statistical analysis, and educational assessment methods. He is the author of 15 books, four invited book chapters, 17 refereed journal articles, two instructors' manuals, and numerous nonrefereed articles and manuscripts. He has also presented more than 35 research papers at professional meetings around the country, as well as internationally. He conducts workshops for in-service educational professionals (at all levels) on classroom-based action research and on the broad topic of classroom assessment. His primary research and consulting interests include classroom-based action research, data-driven educational decision making, professional learning communities, and classroom teachers' assessment literacy. Before teaching and researching at the university level, he taught high school biology and earth science, and also coached track and volleyball. In his leisure time, he enjoys traveling with his family and playing golf.

Preface
Acknowledgments
"What is Action Research?"
Introduction to Action Research
Overview of the Action Research Process
?How Do I Begin My Action Research Study??
Planning for Action Research
Developing a Research Plan
?What Do I Do With All These Data??
Collecting Data
Analyzing Data
?I?Ve Got Results?Now What??
Developing an Action Plan
Sharing and Reflecting
Writing Up Action Research
Sample Action Research Report: The Effects of De-Emphasizing Grades on the Achievement and Stress Levels of Students in Health Class
Sample Action Research Report: Assessing the Assessments ? What Really Works? An Action Research Report
Glossary
References
Index
About the Author
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