Action Research in Education

McAteer, Mary (2013) Action Research in Education. Research Methods in Education. Sage (with BERA), London. ISBN 1446241068

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This book provides both theoretical perspectives and practical examples for practitioners of action research in education-based contexts. A key feature of the book is the articulation of the close linkage between theory and practice, the theory-generative nature of action research and the illustration of theoretical perspectives and dilemmas through the use of examples drawn from practice. In the current climate of accountability, competing agendas can cause dilemmas and tensions for practitioners engaging in action research. Bringing together perspectives from action research tutors and practitioners whose lives have been changed by action research studies, the book provides a rigorous practical and theoretical guide, while also exploring the tensions and dilemmas in this type of research. Drawing on Elliott’s (1993) concept of the essentially change-inducing nature of action research, cases studies will illustrate and explore the potential for change in real educational situations. At a time when the term 'action research' is widely misused, and often reduced to a form of low-level evaluation of imposed educational initiatives, this book seeks to assert the academic integrity of action research, and to de-mystify the process.

Item Type: Book
Subjects: L Education > L Education (General)
L Education > LB Theory and practice of education
L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB1501 Primary Education
L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB1603 Secondary Education. High schools
L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB2361 Curriculum
Divisions: Education
Date Deposited: 25 Apr 2016 15:31

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