ERIC Number: ED488868
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2005
Using Action Research to Foster Positive Social Values
Rowman & Littlefield Education
"Using Action Research to Foster Positive Social Values" provides teachers with a unique framework in which to consider classroom violence. It uses actual case studies and working models done through classroom research to produce more effective classrooms that foster positive social values. The author lays out a theoretical framework for: (1) Considering the roots of violence and offensive behavior drawn from the underpinnings of society, family, community, and religion; (2) Reducing violence in the classroom through peace education and a pro-active processes; and (3) Introducing the reader to successful models of classroom practice aimed at reducing disruptive behavior that are based on a peace-building model of practice. Features include charts to summarize action research processes and a short bibliography of relevant literature. This book will empower all students, regardless of race, ethnicity, or socioeconomic status. This book is divided into 3 parts. The first part, Basis for Disruptive Behavior, contains the following chapters: (1) Formation of American Values and the Search for Identify; (2) Families; (3) Religion and Spirituality; and (4) Communities. Part 2, Using Classroom Research to Foster Positive Values, contains: (5) What Is Action Research?; and (6) Formulating Plans to Develop Peaceful Classrooms. Finally, part 3, Case Studies in Best Practices, contains the final chapters of the book: (7) Conflict Resolution/Peer Mediation; (8) Peer/Paired Learning and Positive Interdependence; (9) Cooperative Groups; and (10) Parent-child-community Collaboration. Also included are an index and information about the author.
Descriptors: Social Values, Peace, Classroom Research, Action Research, Violence, Citizenship Education, Religion, Case Studies, Antisocial Behavior, Family Environment
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