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ERIC Number: EJ1069300
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1041-679X
Action Research as a Professional Development Tool for Teachers and Administrators
Campbell, Christine; Tovar, Deanna
Applied Language Learning, v16 n1 p75-80 2006
Many teachers and administrators would acknowledge there are areas of concern in their classrooms and schools. Whether termed "problems," "issues," "challenges," or, as Nunan (1994) put it "puzzles," they provide committed professionals with an opportunity to improve the status quo. Action research is one approach used in the education fieldforexploring areas of concern with the goal of understanding them and, ultimately, resolving them. The authors view action research as an important tool that can be used by teachers and administrators to reflectonandevaluate their practices. This short article will provide a brief review of the literature on action research, give an overview of the steps for doing action research, and discuss implications for teaching and language program management.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Information Analyses; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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