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Studying Your Own School
An Educator's Guide to Practitioner Action Research

Second Edition
Edited by:

Foreword by Susan E. Noffke



March 2007 | 272 pages | Corwin

"While there are many books out there on action research, few immerse the reader so effectively in the nitty-gritty realities of the method, while also pushing school practitioners to use inquiry to challenge an unacceptable status quo. This text should be read by all teachers and school leaders who care about empowering students and communities through action research."
—Ruth Johnson, Professor of Educational Administration, California State University, Los Angeles
Author, Using Data to Close the Achievement Gap

"A highly accessible and informative book for K–12 educators and university graduate students. Provides very useful examples of what action research looks like when carried out in schools. This book has always been at the top of my recommended resources list."
—Ken Zeichner, Hoefs-Bascom Professor of Teacher Education, University of Wisconsin, Madison

Discover the most empowering pathway to improved practice in education!

Since the publication of the first edition of Studying Your Own School, practitioner action research has become an established professional development practice in schools and teacher education programs. While the fundamentals of practitioner action research have not changed, the challenges of large scale reform have dramatically altered the context of teaching.

This extensive revision of the best-selling book includes the latest investigative methods and reflects the current educational environment. New features of the second edition include

  • A "Getting Started" chapter on initial issues and considerations
  • More advice on crafting the research question and research design
  • Up-to-date information on political and ethical considerations
  • New examples of practitioner action research studies
  • A focus on promoting equity and social justice

Packed with updated examples to help orient the reader, this book is unique in providing the theoretical and historical underpinnings of practitioner action research and all the "how-to" information necessary for successful classroom application.

 
Foreword by Susan E. Noffke
 
Acknowledgments
 
Preface
 
About the Authors
 
1. What Is Action Research?
 
2. Merging Educational Practice and Research: A New Paradigm
 
3. What Does Practitioner Action Research Look Like?
 
4. Empowerment and Practitioner Action Research: An Example
 
5. The Research Question, Ethical Considerations, and Research Design
 
6. Qualitative Research Approaches for Practitioner Action Research
 
References
 
Index

"A highly accessible and informative book that can be used both with K–12 educators and university graduate students. Provides very useful examples of what action research looks like when carried out in schools."

Ken Zeichner, Hoefs-Bascom Professor of Teacher Education
University of Wisconsin, Madison

"This text should be read by all teachers and school leaders who care about empowering students and communities through action research."

Ruth Johnson, Professor, California State University, Los Angeles
Author, Using Data to Close the Achievement Gap

Many of my students are teachers in the classroom are have decided that is the type of research that they want to pursue.

Dr Lois Christensen
Curriculum Instruction Dept, University of Alabama at Birmingham
September 8, 2011

Sample Materials & Chapters

Foreword

Preface to the Second Edition

Chapter 1


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