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ERIC Number: EJ1020700
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Apr
Pages: 21
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1942-7751
Action Research in EdD Programs in Educational Leadership
Osterman, Karen; Furman, Gail; Sernak, Kathleen
Journal of Research on Leadership Education, v9 n1 p85-105 Apr 2014
This exploratory study gathered information about the use of action research within doctor of education programs in educational leadership and explored faculty understanding of and perspectives on action research. Survey data established that action research is used infrequently to meet dissertation requirements. Contributing factors include lack of clarity regarding the nature of action research (AR) and concerns about methodological legitimacy. Because the development of collaborative leadership skills and the pursuit of social justice objectives are inherent to the action research process, these results call for additional discussion regarding this distinctive methodology and its role in the preparation of educational leaders at the doctoral level.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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