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ERIC Number: ED528258
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Aug
Pages: 224
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: ISBN-0-8077-4899-4
Collaborative Action Research: Developing Professional Learning Communities
Gordon, Stephen P., Ed.
Teachers College Press
This timely book describes the work of the School Improvement Network, a partnership in which university professors and graduate students collaborated with K-12 school leaders and teachers to design, implement, and assess schoolwide action research projects focused on long-term school improvement. Presenting a comprehensive model, this resource can be used as an orientation to what action research is all about and as a map to guide participants through the process of action research. Describing the role of both the university and the school, this book: (1) Explores critical aspects of collaborative action, including establishing relationships, using critical friends, developing leadership teams, readiness, organization, and implementation; (2) Provides lessons learned from successful and unsuccessful programs, to show schools what to do and what to avoid; (3) Examines schools in Texas that have used action research to improve student achievement within a standards-based environment. [Foreword by Emily F. Calhoun.]
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Publication Type: Books; Collected Works - General; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Texas