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Improving Schools Through Action Research: A Reflective Practice Approach, CourseSmart eTextbook, 3rd Edition

By Cher C. Hendricks

Published by Pearson

Published Date: Mar 6, 2012

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Now keenly focused on educators engaging in thoughtful critical reflection while planning and conducting educational research, this brief, user-friendly text provides everything a pre-service or in-service educator needs to know in order to follow the research cycle and conduct an action research project from beginning through its completion.  

The third edition has a sharpened focus from previous editions to utilizing reflection as the vehicle for action research. The author carefully guides her  readers to a deeper experience by keeping their focus on engaging in ongoing reflection throughout the action research cycle as a way to better understand how one’s history and experiences affect beliefs, biases, and actions. Emphasizing the reflective processes used in planning and conducting action research studies, data analysis techniques (quantitative and qualitative), and displaying and explaining results, Hendricks’ revised text provides only the most specific information needed to complete each step of the action research cycle in a precise and thoughtful manner.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Research Methods in Education

 

Chapter 2: Generating Research Ideas Through Reflection

 

Chapter 3: Connecting Theory and Action: Reviewing the Literature

 

Chapter 4: Initial Planning for the Action Research Study

 

Chapter 5: Strategies for Collecting Data

 

Chapter 6: Final Planning Before Implementation of the Study

 

Chapter 7:  Strategies for Data Analysis

 

Chapter 8: Writing and Disseminating the Action Reserch Report

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Improving Schools Through Action Research: A Reflective Practice Approach, CourseSmart eTextbook, 3rd Edition
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$24.99 | ISBN-13: 978-0-13-286969-0