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Practitioner Research for Teachers

Practitioner Research for Teachers Author Diana Burton
ISBN-10 0761944214
Release 2005
Pages 200
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The authors show how being able to conduct and understand research is vital for the professional development of teachers.



A Guide to Practitioner Research in Education

A Guide to Practitioner Research in Education Author Ian Menter
ISBN-10 1446241106
Release 2011-03-11
Pages 280
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This book is a guide to research methods for practitioner research. Written in friendly and accessible language, it includes numerous practical examples based on the authors' own experiences in the field, to support readers. The authors provide information and guidance on developing research skills such as gathering and analysing information and data, reporting findings and research design. They offer critical perspectives to help users reflect on research approaches and to scrutinise key issues in devising research questions. This book is for undergraduate and postgraduate students, teachers and practitioners in practitioner research development and leadership programmes. The team of authors are all within the School of Education at the University of Glasgow and have significant experience of working with practitioner researchers in education.



Practitioner Research for Educators

Practitioner Research for Educators Author Viviane Robinson
ISBN-10 9781483334189
Release 2005-09-20
Pages 240
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Appropriate for novice and experienced educators alike, this indispensable book explains how practitioner research can be used to solve instructional problems and improve student achievement.



Practitioner Research and Professional Development in Education

Practitioner Research and Professional Development in Education Author Anne Campbell
ISBN-10 0761974687
Release 2004
Pages 226
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Practical, accessible and up-to-date, this book draws directly on the work of teachers and other professional trainers concerned with programs for continuing professional development.



Practitioner Research in Education

Practitioner Research in Education Author David Middlewood
ISBN-10 1853963925
Release 1999
Pages 179
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`This is a very simple but notable piece of work....they have done a service to education in providing evidence (and there is remarkably little elsewhere) that continuous professional development does pay off in terms of a better education for pupils in schools' - School Leadership and Management Much debate currently concerns the value of education research : how is it perceived by practitioners and students ? How useful and relevant is it ? Who best carries it out ? Can it be free from political influence ? While practitioner research is widely advocated, little is known about its effect on individuals, teams and the institution. In Practitioner Research in Education, the au



Conducting Practitioner Research in Physical Education and Youth Sport

Conducting Practitioner Research in Physical Education and Youth Sport Author Ashley Casey
ISBN-10 9781317485476
Release 2017-11-22
Pages 180
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There is now a widespread expectation that teachers and coaches should be reflective practitioners, an expectation written into national standards of education in many countries. This innovative book introduces the methods by which teachers and coaches can conduct research into their own professional practice and therefore become more effective reflective practitioners, improving their students’ learning as a result. As the only book on practitioner research that focuses specifically on the unique challenges of working in a physical education or youth sport environment, it uses real-life case studies and applied practical examples to guide the reader through the research process step-by-step. Examining the what, why and how of four key research methods in particular – action research, narrative enquiry, autoethnography and self-study – it provides an expert analysis of the strengths and limitations of each method and demonstrates how conducting reflective research can produce tangible results in improving both teaching and learning. This is an invaluable resource for all those interested in enhancing their professional development as students, practitioners or researchers of physical education and youth sport.



Practitioner Research in Early Childhood

Practitioner Research in Early Childhood Author Linda Newman
ISBN-10 9781473934214
Release 2015-09-01
Pages 160
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"This comprehensive publication rightly establishes early childhood as a critical phase in the education of young people and makes the case for developing our insights regarding early childhood education (ECE) practices through the eyes of practitioner inquiry in the context of collaborative partnerships. It achieves its goal through a series of insightful case studies that not only illuminate the text as stories from the field, but also contribute to our understanding regarding ECE learning and pedagogy."- Susan Groundwater-Smith, Honorary Professor, Faculty of Education and Social Work, University of Sydney. Bringing together theory and practice, this book draws on the projects and experiences of senior and new researchers implementing various forms of practitioner research. Chapter discussions are informed by international literature to provide insightful reflections on research processes and the contribution of practitioner research in changing practice. The diversity of perspectives across the chapters provides an excellent resource for those undertaking research within early childhood contexts. Features include: the contribution of practitioner research to curriculum and social change. professional development and strengthening learning communities how practitioners can be supported in documenting and articulating their work the relationships between the research community and field of practice through practitioner research projects contemporary problems and issues that frame the practices of early childhood educators case studies from Australia, South Africa, Sweden and Chile A diverse range of case studies that use a range of internationally recognised research methods are presented. The book offers guidance, support and inspiration to practitioners on how to research their implementation of meaningful and sustainable changes in early childhood contexts.



Practitioner Research in Teacher Education

Practitioner Research in Teacher Education Author Issa M. Saleh
ISBN-10 3631603282
Release 2011
Pages 338
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Over the past decade there has been increased interests in teachers' investigation of their own practice in their classrooms. Practitioner research is not a new concept in education and many teachers have attempted to enact and study their own practices with the view of improving teaching effectiveness. However, the findings of many of these studies are often not treated seriously by education scholars and policymakers, and not disseminated to others. In fact, the research process is perceived more as a professional development exercise for teachers to improve upon their own practices. Despite these criticisms, there is growing support for getting teachers to study their practices in the context of their own classrooms. This book has the potential of generating knowledge that not only informs and shapes teachers' practices and professional development, but also makes the stakeholders aware of critical education issues. Distinct from action research, practitioner research provides the platform for teachers to try out ideas in practice as a means of improvement and of increasing knowledge about curriculum, teaching, and learning, and the ways of transforming them. "Practitioner Research in Teacher Education provides a wonderful set of chapters that take seriously the intellectual lives and professional knowledge of teachers as central to school improvement and student learning. A global dialogue about teacher empowerment, this book offers vivid case examples and well-conceptualized models of practice. It is a must-read for anyone involved in teacher education and teacher professional development." Christine Sleeter (California State University Monterey Bay)



Action Research in Education

Action Research in Education Author Vivienne Baumfield
ISBN-10 9781446272039
Release 2012-12-18
Pages 184
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Action Research in Education is an essential guide for any lecturer, teacher or student-teacher interested in doing research. This exciting new edition of a popular text is an important resource for any education professional interested in investigating learning and teaching. Building on the success of Action Research in the Classroom, the authors have revised, updated and extended this book to include examples from further and higher education. It maps out easy-to-follow steps for usefully applying an action research approach and is full of practical tips and examples of real practitioner research projects from a range of schools, colleges and universities. This book will help teachers to: - understand and apply practitioner inquiry - enhance their problem-solving skills - locate their own activity in a wider context - maximise opportunities to develop practice - evaluate the needs of their learners Clear, pragmatic and timely, this is a must-have text for all teachers and students of education. Vivienne Baumfield is Professor of Pedagogy, Policy and Innovation in the School of Education, University of Glasgow Elaine Hall is Lecturer in Research Methods, School of Education, Communication and Language Sciences, Newcastle University Kate Wall is Senior Lecturer in the School of Education, Durham University



Ethical Issues in Practitioner Research

Ethical Issues in Practitioner Research Author Jane Zeni
ISBN-10 0807740012
Release 2001
Pages 186
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This resource uncovers the hidden risks behind the progressive goals of action research in education, and provides an interpretation of the problems endemic to insider enquiries. The writers aim to show that ethical guidelines fail to address some issues characteristic of insider research.



Inquiry as Stance

Inquiry as Stance Author Marilyn Cochran-Smith
ISBN-10 9780807749708
Release 2009
Pages 401
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In this long-awaited sequel to Inside/Outside: Teacher Research and Knowledge, two leaders in the field of practitioner research offer a radically different view of the relationship of knowledge and practice and of the role of practitioners in educational change. In their new book, the authors put forward the notion of inquiry as stance as a challenge to the current arrangements and outcomes of schools and other educational contexts. They call for practitioner researchers in local settings across the United States and across the world to ally their work with others, as part of larger social and intellectual movements for social change and social justice.



Studying Your Own School

Studying Your Own School Author Gary L. Anderson
ISBN-10 9781452238722
Release 2007-03-06
Pages 272
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Extensively revised, this new edition provides the theoretical underpinnings of practitioner action research as well as the "how-to" information necessary for classroom application.



Practitioner Teacher Inquiry and Research

Practitioner Teacher Inquiry and Research Author Carolyn Babione
ISBN-10 9781118588734
Release 2015-01-12
Pages 336
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Teacher inquiry helps improve educational outcomes Practitioner Teacher Inquiry and Research explores the concept and importance of the teacher practitioner, and prepares students in teacher education courses and programs to conduct research in the classroom. Author Carolyn Babione has extensive experience in undergraduate- and graduate-level teacher training and teacher inquiry coursework. In the book, Babione guides students through the background, theory, and strategy required to successfully conduct classroom research. The first part of the book tackles the "how-to" and "why" of teacher inquiry, while the second part provides students with real-life practitioner inquiry research projects across a range of school settings, content areas, and teaching strategies. The book's discussion includes topics such as: Underlying cultural and historical perspectives surrounding the teaching profession Hidden stereotypes that limit teacher beliefs about power and voice Current curriculum innovation and reflections on modern developments Practitioner Teacher Inquiry and Research successfully guides and encourages budding teachers to fully understand the importance of their involvement in studying and researching their classroom settings, giving a better understanding of how their beliefs and teaching practices impact classroom learning.



Teacher Research for Better Schools

Teacher Research for Better Schools Author Marian M. Mohr
ISBN-10 0807744174
Release 2004
Pages 192
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This book is about a group of experienced K-12 teachers who took teacher research to another level. Their story is not only about teacher working together to improve their own teaching, but also about how their research reverberated throughout their school system and inflluenced how their schools were run.



Action Research in Education

Action Research in Education Author Sara Efrat Efron
ISBN-10 9781462509720
Release 2013-02-26
Pages 268
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This accessible, pragmatic text shows educators step by step how to conduct classroom- and school-based studies to improve instructional practices. The book presents methods and strategies for implementing each stage of the action research cycle, providing balanced coverage of qualitative, quantitative, and mixed-methods approaches. Readers learn how to: select and define a research topic; develop a literature review; choose a design; formulate data collection strategies; design and/or evaluate assessment tools; and interpret, analyze, and report study results. Helpful examples and vignettes depict a variety of real-world teaching and learning situations, school subjects, and age groups (PreK-12). Pedagogical Features *Exercises and activities in every chapter. *Checklists, guidelines, and templates that enable busy educators to self-assess the progress and quality of their studies. *Example boxes illustrating the components of an action research report. *Summary tables highlighting key aspects of different research strategies. *Chapter summaries and suggestions for further reading.



Doing Action Research in English Language Teaching

Doing Action Research in English Language Teaching Author Anne Burns
ISBN-10 9781135183844
Release 2010-04-26
Pages 208
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This hands-on, practical guide for ESL/EFL teachers and teacher educators outlines, for those who are new to doing action research, what it is and how it works. Straightforward and reader friendly, it introduces the concepts and offers a step-by-step guide to going through an action research process, including illustrations drawn widely from international contexts. Each chapter includes a variety of pedagogical activities. Bringing the how-to and the what together, this is the perfect text for BATESOL and MATESOL courses in which action research is the focus or a required component.



Key Issues for Education Researchers

Key Issues for Education Researchers Author Diana Burton
ISBN-10 9780857029454
Release 2009-05-20
Pages 192
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Doing a small-scale research project is a compulsory element of an Education Studies degree. This book will guide and support students through their research, offering practical advice on designing, planning and completing the research , collecting and analysing data and on writing up. It outlines the philosophical approaches underpinning research together with the key concepts and current debates in education research. Chapters cover: - Research paradigms - Ethical approaches to research - Research methods including interviewing, questionnaires, observation and experiments - Research diaries and personal biography - Writing up your research Each chapter includes points for reflection, encouraging students to explore different perceptions on the whole research project. Tasks in each chapter take readers through the process of designing and justifying their own research project. Essential reading for education studies students, it will also be very suitable for those doing masters courses in education, students on initial teacher training programmes and of interest to others, such as classroom assistants, studying education on foundation degrees .