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ERIC Number: EJ1057924
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Pages: 22
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-1925-7147
Conducting Action Research in Kenyan Primary Schools: A Narrative of Lived Experiences
Otienoh, Ruth
Canadian Journal of Action Research, v16 n1 p48-69 2015
This paper is a narrative of my personal experiences of conducting action research in Kenyan primary schools. It highlights the opportunities, successes, challenges and dilemmas I encountered during the process: from the school hunting period, to the carrying out of the actual research in two schools, with four teachers. This study reveals that although it may be challenging to conduct action research in schools/classrooms due to the stakeholders' perceptions and attitudes about teaching and learning in an exam oriented context, the researcher's disposition in terms of how he/she relates and interacts with participants may, to some extent, determine the level of a study's success.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Kenya