ERIC Number: ED464220
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002
Reference Count: N/A
Improving Colleges through Action Research. Research Report.
This report outlines the characteristics that appear to make the process of action research effective in improving student outcomes and summarizes some strategies that practitioners believe can be transferred using the process. Part 1 describes the process followed by the successful projects and shares the insights they gained. Characteristics that correlate with a high degree of success are organized in line with these five stages of the action research process: analysis; planning and preparation; action, monitoring, adjusting; evaluation; and "next steps." Part 2 summarizes intervention strategies applied during action research and outlines some issues colleges reported during their implementation. A table lists the strategy with corresponding comments, a collation of the insights gained by the colleges. The appendix gives a list of colleges participating in the Round 2 program and a list of 41 references on the nature and use of action research and case study methods in educational research. (YLB)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Action Research, Case Studies, Developed Nations, Educational Environment, Educational Research, Foreign Countries, Intervention, Outcomes of Education, Postsecondary Education, Program Effectiveness, Program Improvement, School Holding Power, Student College Relationship, Student Personnel Services, Success, Theory Practice Relationship
Learning and Skills Development Agency, Regent Arcade House, 19-25 Argyll Street, London W1F 7LS, United Kingdom. Tel: 020 7297 9000; Fax: 020 7297 9001; Web site: http://www.lsda.org.uk/home.asp. For full text: http://www.lsda.org.uk/files/PDF/1209.pdf.
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department for Education and Skills, London (England).
Authoring Institution: Learning and Skills Development Agency, London (England).; Association of Colleges, London (England).
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom