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ERIC Number: EJ831281
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 16
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-1931-6569
Action Research an Effective Instructional Leadership Skill for Future Public School Leaders
Ringler, Marjorie C.
AASA Journal of Scholarship & Practice, v4 n1 p27-42 Spr 2007
Learner-centered leadership promotes the facilitation of action research in the classroom as a method of improving teaching and learning. Action research is a classroom research process in which educators study their students' learning related to their own teaching. This process allows teachers to reflect on their own instructional practices and to continue to improve student learning. As school leaders, it is important to understand the action research process as an effective tool for improving teaching and learning. Through the process of action research, teachers are able to take a well-grounded stance on the learning that is taking place in the classroom. This article explores how a higher education institution has incorporated the study of action research into its curriculum and instruction course for principal preparation, as well as the effects of this study on future administrators' perceptions of the efficacy and benefits of action research. (Contains 2 tables and 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Adult Education; Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A