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ERIC Number: EJ994685
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 17
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 32
ISSN: ISSN-1925-7147
Looking Backwards, Looking Forwards: A Consideration of the Foibles of Action Research within Teacher Work
Steele, Astrid
Canadian Journal of Action Research, v13 n2 p17-33 2012
This backward-looking reflection, which stems from experiences of an action research project with teachers, begins with an overview of current perspectives on action research in education settings. Significant details of the project are described to provide context for identification and discussion of the strengths and weaknesses relating to action research encountered by the author. Strengths include collegiality, dedicated time and space, facilitation and transparency and weaknesses discussed are issues of emancipation, the role of the researcher/facilitator, locus of power, data collection, professional development and teacher talk are discussed. The author attempts to orient both the methodology and the practical aspects of her action research experiences as a way to prepare for future research endeavors. (Contains 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: High Schools; Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Canada