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ERIC Number: EJ1146697
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0032-0684
Preparing Leaders to Facilitate Change through Action Research
Peters, Gary B.; Searby, Linda J.
Planning and Changing, v43 n3-4 p376-390 2012
This article describes an educational leadership course in which students perform action research. The assignment, along with its structure, restraints, directions, and outcomes is described. Student topics are presented in detail, along with the data source used for each project. The authors argue for the utility of action research on school sites, as well as its benefits in this university setting. The course, Field Project in Educational Leadership, is described in such depth that colleagues across the country are invited to create courses based on this model. Throughout this article, the action research assignment is evaluated, both its strengths and complications, in the context of literature on organizational change, as well as literature on general research and on action research specifically.
Department of Educational Administration and Foundations. College of Education, Illinois State University, Campus Box 5900, Normal, IL 61790-5900. Tel: 309-438-2399; Fax: 309-438-8683; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
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