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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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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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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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Farrell, Peter – International Journal for Transformative Research, 2015
The author, a school principal with significant classroom responsibilities recounts his journey towards authenticity as an independent teacher-researcher. His career as a researcher began in the scientific-knowledge tradition and then moved into the practical-knowledge tradition. He describes how Donald Schön, the father of reflective practice,…
Descriptors: Expertise, Teacher Researchers, Faculty Development, Educational Practices