International Action Research: Educational Reform

International Action Research: Educational Reform

By: Sandra Hollingsworth (editor)Hardback

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How groups of people, from various educational settings worlwide, conduct research together is the subject of this book. Rather than wait for top- down policy changes in education, many practitioners are conducting research in order to implement reform from the bottom-up, the aim of this research being to progress action necessary for educational reform. The authors look at different aspects and the impact of action research on educational reform around the world, including: how do geography and philosophy affect differences on this work worldwide?; what is the political nature of groups currently taking action to improve education?; and what are the tensions between personal and instructional changes that come from participating in action research? The text also considers the effects of action research on changes in the professions including education, social work, nursing and management.

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Action research and educational change, John Elliot; action research and societal change, Stephen Kemmis; action research and personal change, Marion Dadds and Sandra Hollingsworth; action research as praxis, Susan Noffke; political issues in action research, Andrew Gitlin; action research and social justice, Gaby Weiner; environmental issues in action research, Michaela Mayer; a cross-cultural look at teacher professional development, Hugh Sockett; social organizational development in a changing political environment, Sue Davidoff; everyday knowledge in action research, Melanie Walker; exploring personal language issues through action research, Begona Munariz and Gordon Wells; diaries as tools for personal awareness in higher education, Christine O'Hanlon; reflective practice and action research, Chris Day; action research, life history and the politics of identity, Ivor Goodson; personal and ethical issues in action research, Lydia Emerencia; vocational education and training, Richard Winter; governmental initiatives and higher education in action research, Herbert Altrichter and Kenneth Zeichner; putting patient centred nursing into practice, Angie Titchen and Alison Binnie; network issues in professional development, Peter Posch and Mag Gottfried Mair; contradictions of management theory, Bridget Somekh; action research with heads of primary schools, Bruno Losito and Graziella Pozzo; practitioners' responses; what did we learn? where did we need to go? Sandra Hollingsworth.

Product Details

  • publication date: 27/03/1997
  • ISBN13: 9780750706049
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 352
  • ID: 9780750706049
  • weight: 725
  • ISBN10: 075070604X

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