ERIC Number: ED443861
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2000
Guiding School Improvement with Action Research.
Action research, explored in this book, is a seven-step process for improving teaching and learning in classrooms at all levels. Through practical examples, research tools, and easy-to-follow implementation strategies, this book guides readers through the action research process. The chapters are: (1) "What Is Action Research?"; (2) "How Is Action Research Accomplished?"; (3) "Professionalism, Teacher Efficacy, and Standards-Based Education"; (4) "Teaching: A Complex Process"; (5) "Choosing the Right Research Questions and Assessment Criteria"; (6) "Using Theory To Drive Action"; (7) "Data Collection: Using Teacher Records and Observation Data"; (8) "Data Collection: Creating Instruments To Answer Research Questions"; (9) "Data Collection: Building a Valid and Reliable Data Collection Plan"; (10) "Making Sense of the Data"; (11) "Putting the Action into Action Research"; (12) "Methodological and Ethical Issues"; (13) "Collaborative Action Research and School Culture"; (14) "Inducting Teachers into a Culture of Inquiry"; (15) "The Demands of Accountability: Integrating Action Research into District Practice"; and (16) "Epilogue: Building a High-Efficacy Culture in Schools." (Contains 33 figures and 36 references.) (SLD)
Descriptors: Action Research, Educational Improvement, Elementary Secondary Education, Research Methodology, Research Utilization
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Publication Type: Books; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Policymakers; Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, Alexandria, VA.