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Gjøtterud, Sigrid; Krogh, Erling – International Journal for Transformative Research, 2017
Coming from a Nordic environment, professionally working in teacher education, both authors engaged in developmental work and research in the Uluguru mountains in Tanzania. The research is carried out in a community-based organization for vulnerable youth, Mgeta Orphan Education Foundation (MOEF), which builds on principles of action learning and…
Descriptors: Foster Care, Youth Opportunities, Youth Programs, Sense of Community
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Mertens, Donna M. – International Journal for Transformative Research, 2017
Transformative researchers have the potential to contribute to both personal and societal transformation. In this article, I argue that the two are intertwined and that personal transformation is a necessary component of research that is designed to support change at the societal level in the form of furthering human rights and social justice. I…
Descriptors: Action Research, Participatory Research, Social Change, Civil Rights
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Tobin, Bernie – International Journal for Transformative Research, 2017
It is acknowledged that parental engagement with children's learning and education is of vital importance. But, there is a tendency to confuse engagement with learning with engagement with the school. While all types of parents' involvement can have a positive effect, it is actually what parents do with their child at home that has the greatest…
Descriptors: Parent Participation, Educational Policy, Policy Formation, Self Efficacy
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Inoue, Noriyuki – International Journal for Transformative Research, 2016
In Western cultures, subjectivity has often been seen as the "black sheep" of educational research because of its heavy emphasis on objectivity. Consequently many research initiatives in education share the assumption that objective reasoning should play a central role. However, mentoring teachers' practice improvement research often…
Descriptors: Educational Research, Mentors, Action Research, Case Studies
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Crotty, Yvonne; D'Arcy, Jimmy; Sweeney, David – International Journal for Transformative Research, 2016
The Gaelic Athletic Association (GAA) is an Irish amateur sporting and cultural organisation. It represents in excess of 20,000 teams nationwide and is committed to supporting the development of players and coaches through its Coach Education Programme (CEP). A strategic goal of the CEP is to supplement the traditional field based coach education…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Athletes, Athletics, Athletic Coaches
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Gjotterud, Sigrid Mari; Krogh, Erling; Dyngeland, Cecilie; Mwakasumba, Nicholaus Solomon – International Journal for Transformative Research, 2015
Transformative experiences can happen at unexpected times, in unexpected ways. This paper tells the story of how a gift of a goat can lead to the transformation of a life. Many organisations globally are engaged in a struggle to overcome poverty and injustice by providing livestock as a means for transformation. The animals in themselves are not…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Action Research, Transformative Learning, Children
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Emmett, Yvonne – International Journal for Transformative Research, 2015
In this article, I discuss the contribution of theoretical resources to the transformation in my thinking about professional development and accountability, within an action research self-study of practice as a civil servant, in the context of participation on the Doctor in Education (Leadership) programme at Dublin City University (DCU) in the…
Descriptors: Faculty Development, Accountability, Action Research, Self Evaluation (Individuals)
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Jones, Jocelyn – International Journal for Transformative Research, 2015
This paper uses first person inquiry and presentational form to argue the case for a sensory approach to understanding professional connection and disconnection with children who may be being abused. The approach is underpinned by an epistemology or theory of knowledge which stems from a participatory world-view where appearances are not permanent…
Descriptors: Child Safety, Inquiry, Sensory Training, Child Abuse
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Farren, Margaret; Crotty, Yvonne; Kilboy, Laura – International Journal for Transformative Research, 2015
This study shows the transformative potential of action research and information and communications technology (ICT) in the second language (L2) classroom. Two enquiries from teacher-researchers are detailed in the article. Their engagement in a collaborative professional development Masters programme was pivotal in designing and implementing ICT…
Descriptors: Transformative Learning, Action Research, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Crotty, Yvonne; Kilboy, Laura – International Journal for Transformative Research, 2015
This paper demonstrates the value of embracing digital technology in order to effect positive change in a non-governmental (NGO) charity organisation, in this case the Irish Charity Crosscause. The outcome of the research was the creation of a charity video, Crosscause: Making a Difference, to showcase humanitarian work in Ireland and Romania with…
Descriptors: Video Technology, Entrepreneurship, Action Research, Nongovernmental Organizations
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Pratt, Dee; Peat, Beth – International Journal for Transformative Research, 2014
This account explores the divergent perspectives of supervisor and student interacting in self-study research, showing how both participants were transformed by the experience. Although both supervisor and student had faced similar problems as mature students engaging in doctoral study, and both possessed strong convictions about their chosen…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Action Research, Transformative Learning, Supervisor Supervisee Relationship
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Roche, Mary – International Journal for Transformative Research, 2014
Douglas and Ellis (2011, p. 175) suggest that institutionally universities and schools are required to work with different conceptual tool-kits. Seeking to minimise the potential standoff between academic and practitioner knowledge, and, therefore, to enhance the learning of student teachers, means, they suggest, rethinking both the social…
Descriptors: Teacher Education, Higher Education, Professional Development, Action Research
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Farren, Margaret; Crotty, Yvonne – International Journal for Transformative Research, 2014
In this paper, we explain how our individual PhD enquiries (Farren, 2006; Crotty, 2012) have informed the philosophical underpinnings of our postgraduate programmes. The approach used to ensure validity and rigour in the research process is presented. We report on the development of the International Research Centre for e-Innovation and Workplace…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Workplace Learning, Active Learning, Inquiry
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Crotty, Yvonne – International Journal for Transformative Research, 2014
In this article, I communicate and explain what it means for me to have an educational entrepreneurial approach to teaching and research. The communication of what I value requires that I move beyond text-based accounts to include multimedia forms of representation (Eisner, 1997). This explanation includes a responsibility for students and…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Entrepreneurship, Multimedia Instruction, Teaching Methods