Assuming no prior knowledge of research methods and techniques, this book is the perfect companion for teachers at all levels undergoing professional development who need to enhance their formal reflection skills.
Providing a detailed explanation of what action research is and its importance in terms of whole school development, this book invites the teachers to try out educational research for themselves and adopt an investigative attitude that will help improve and evaluate practice. It includes:
* Support and guidance that help you tackle key issues
* "Real-life" practical case studies that underline what action research is and how it can be effectively used.
Jean McNiff is an independent researcher based in Devon.
What is Action Research and why should you do it?; What are some of the problematics? Part Two: How to do Action Research; Action planning; Data, criteria and evidence; Critique, validation and legitimation; Part Three: Case studies; Case study of a classroom teacher in primary education; Case study of a classroom teacher in secondary education; Case study of a principal and educational manager; Part Four: Implications; Teacher's self evaluation; Whole school development; Influencing education policy and practices.