ERIC Number: ED370205
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994
How To Use Action Research in the Self-Renewing School.
Calhoun, Emily F.
Schoolwide action research involves the actors in a school continuously and systematically studying their school, analyzing the information gathered, and using it to work toward improvement. Action research can involve collecting data over several years, such as the cumulative effects of schooling, or over shorter periods of time to evaluate programs or curriculum. Action research can range from individual teachers examining elements of their classroom to collaborative research of several classrooms to schoolwide research involving the entire school. Schoolwide action research helps educators work better together, benefits all students, and offers the opportunity for broad and deep inquiry into a problem. This book is a guide for educators interested in conducting schoolwide action research. Eight chapters cover introducing schoolwide action research, establishing a conceptual framework, implementing schoolwide action research, selecting a focus, collecting data, organizing data, analyzing and interpreting data, and taking action. An appendix includes a shared governance policy, activities, sample research forms, and common questions about action research. (Contains 96 references.) (JPT)
Descriptors: Action Research, Educational Assessment, Educational Objectives, Elementary Secondary Education, Evaluation Methods, Program Improvement, Research Methodology, Teacher Role
Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, 1250 N. Pitt Street, Alexandria, VA 22314-1453 (Stock No. 1-94030, $6.95).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Books
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, Alexandria, VA.