Anderson, Herr, and Nihlen have thoroughly updated and revised their classic book on action research. Since the publication of the first edition, action research has become an established professional development practice in schools and in teacher education programs. But the fundamentals havenA t changed, nor have the challenges that teacher researchers will face. The authors expertly guide educators through the action research process, alleviating potential concerns and questions. The book is full of new and updated examples that help to make the process concrete. New features to the second edition include:A chapter on crafting the research question and the research design Political and ethical considerations New examples of action research studies that reflect the current educational environmentThis book is intended for teachers, principals, and other school-based educators. It is also appropriate for research courses in teacher education programs.
Gary L. Anderson is a professor in the Department of Administration, Leadership, and Technology in the Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development, New York University. He is a former teacher and high school principal. He has written numerous articles on action research with co-author Kathryn Herr as well as articles and books on educational policy and leadership. He is the author of Advocacy Leadership: Toward a Post-reform Agenda (Routledge). Kathryn G. Herr is a faculty member in the College of Education and Human Services at Montclair State University in Montclair, New Jersey. She is co-author of the book Studying Your Own School: An Educator's Guide to Qualitative Practitioner Research (Thousand Oaks, CA: Corwin Press, 1994). She is also Editor of the interdisciplinary journal Youth and Society. Her professional background is in Social Work and Education.
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
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