Teachers are the single most important element in helping every child succeed in school. Action Research for Teacher Candidates has been written in the hopes of equipping teachers-in-training with the skills needed for action research: a process that leads to focused, effective, and responsive strategies that help students succeed. Robert P. Pelton is also the author of Making Classroom Inquiry Work: Techniques for Effective Action Research, which is designed to serve those who wish to delve deeper into their action research or as leaders in teacher research and reflective practice. These two books serve as both a perfect training curriculum for pre-service teachers at the undergraduate or graduate level and as an excellent vehicle for professional development for in-service teachers.
Robert P. Pelton is a professor in the School of Education at Stevenson University, Stevenson, Maryland. He is very active in professional development schools, where he assists teacher interns in using classroom data within the action research process to make instructional decisions. Dr. Pelton is also a consultant for Epiphanies Inc., where he effectively uses the action research model to help build and strengthen educational outreach programs.
Part 1 Foreword Part 2 Section I: Understanding Action Research Chapter 3 An Introduction to Action Research for the Teacher Candidate Chapter 4 Understanding Your Data Chapter 5 Developing an Action Research Project Part 6 Section II: A Cross Section of Action Research Applications Chapter 7 Action Research and the Early Childhood Educator Chapter 8 Action Research through the Lens of Lesson Study Chapter 9 Teacher Work Sample Methodology as a Frame for Action Research Chapter 10 Action Research to Change Student Behavior Chapter 11 Response to Intervention: A Framework for Action Research