In this second edition of his best-selling volume The Action Research Guidebook, Richard Sagor provides updated tools and insights to guide the implementation of school-based research for student success. Ideal for teacher leaders and teacher teams, this practical guidebook features new examples, activities and leadership applications that reflect the recent growth of professional learning communities, wider acceptance of standards, and the need for more qualitative research. Sequentially organized to be used as you go, the book follows Sagor's four-stage process developed from his many years of experience training educators: clarifying visions/targets; articulating theory; implementing action and collecting data; and reflecting on data and planning informed action. Inside are numerous tables, charts, handouts, forms, and worksheets to demystify the action research process. This handbook will also be valuable to principals, counsellors, and other educators wishing to apply the action research process to school improvement.
Author: Richard D. Sagor
Publisher: Corwin Press
Release Date: 2010-11-19
Easy-to-use action research tools that work for today’s schools Richard Sagor provides updated tools and insights to implement school-based research for student success in this second edition of his best-selling volume The Action Research Guidebook. Included are new examples, activities, tables, charts, and leadership applications that reflect the recent growth of professional learning communities, wider acceptance of standards, and the need for more qualitative research. The book is organized around Sagor’s four-stage process developed from his experience training educators: Clarifying visions/targets Articulating theory Implementing action and collecting data Reflecting on data and planning informed action
This interactive edition of the widely popular resource features separate chapters introducing quantitative and qualitative research approaches and data analyses. A new chapter outlines how to initiate an action research project and another gives you just what you need to complete a project.
Author: Lauren Brinkley-Rubinstein
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Release Date: 2015-02-05
Genre: Action research in education
The theory, vision, and implementation of a multidisciplinary collaborative approach to social learning The academy is often described as an ivory tower, isolated from the community surrounding it. Presenting the theory, vision, and implementation of a socially engaged program for the Department of Human and Organizational Development (HOD) in Peabody's College of Education and Human Development at Vanderbilt University, Academics in Action! describes a more integrated model wherein students and faculty work with communities, learn from them, and bring to bear findings from theory and research to generate solutions to community problems. Offering examples of community-engaged theory, scholarship, teaching, and action, Academics in Action! describes the nuanced structures that foster and support their development within a research university. Theory and action span multiple ecological levels from individuals and small groups to organizations and social structures. The communities of engagement range from local neighborhoods and schools to arenas of national policy and international development. Reflecting the unique perspectives of research faculty, practitioners, and graduate students, Academics in Action! documents a specific philosophy of education that fosters and supports engagement; the potentially transformative nature of academic work for students, faculty, and the broader society; and some of the implications and challenges of action-oriented efforts in light of dynamics such as income inequality, racism, and global capitalism. This edited volume chronicles teaching, research, and community action that influences both inside and outside the classroom as well as presents dimensions of a participatory model that set such efforts into action.
Author: Tracey D. Matthews
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Release Date: 2011-06-28
Designing and Conducting Research in Health and Human Performance shows students how to become effective producers and consumers of health and human performance research. The book provides comprehensive coverage of both quantitative and qualitative research methods and includes step-by-step guidance for writing effective research proposals and theses. In addition, the authors show how to read, assess, interpret, and apply published research and how to conduct basic studies in health, physical education, exercise science, athletic training, and recreation. Designing and Conducting Research in Health and Human Performance is filled with illustrative examples that emphasize the real-world applications of research methods. Throughout, the authors draw on a variety of examples that were selected because they provide a context to further the understanding of health and human performance research. Research to Practice examples and Tips are included by the authors to help students better appreciate the book's content. These study aids provide suggestions and additional resources to assist students in understanding the research process. Key Terms, defined and highlighted, enrich each chapter. Chapter Review Questions, designed to help students comprehend and follow best practices in research methods, close each chapter. Online resources and guides developed by the authors to support and enhance students' learning of important research concepts are available.
Author: Gary Bloom
Publisher: Corwin Pr
Release Date: 2005
Genre: Business & Economics
"At last we have a comprehensive book that teaches us about the practice of coaching and the principalship! There are skills, strategies, tools, and stories of practicing leaders that can help a prospective leader grow and learn in this engagingly written book. This is clearly a must read for principals-new and experienced-and those who coach them." -Ann Lieberman, Senior Scholar Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching "One of the few books on education in the last decade that has the touch of genius, Blended Coaching gives principals the inspiration they need to shift from administrator to school leader, from cop to coach, from boss to mentor. It provides proven strategies, skills that can be practically and immediately applied to positively impact every teacher and student in America." -Robert Hargrove, Author, Masterful Coaching "Bloom, Castagna, Moir, and Warren have achieved new heights in our profession by building upon the best knowledge in coaching and systems change, and constructing blended leadership coaching founded on substantive research in cognition, linguistics, emotional intelligence, and cultural competency. Blended Coaching gives expression to a coaching conceptual framework erected with skills, tools, and vibrant examples." -Linda Lambert, Professor Emeritus California State University, Hayward Support new and veteran principals through coaching-based professional development! Research shows conclusively that principals and other school leaders are essential to school improvement, and that these individuals benefit from the intensive, contextualized support that a coach or mentor can provide. But how does a coach support a school leader in mastering the professional and emotional challenges of school leadership for a meaningful and positive impact on students? This book, grounded in research and theory, provides readers with practical skills and strategies for leadership coaching explicitly tied to the needs of principals and other school leaders. It makes sense of the often contradictory literature on coaching by promoting a new approach, that of "Blended Coaching." This model-based on more than 15 years of fieldwork at the renowned New Teacher Center, University of California, Santa Cruz-recognizes that effective coaches move between facilitative and instructional approaches in their practice, and has made a meaningful difference in dozens of school districts nationwide. Designed for individuals and institutions charged with improving principal retention, teacher satisfaction, and student achievement, this indispensable resource features: Real-life examples to enforce key concepts Reflective prompts to enhance assimilation Insightful exercises for coaches, principals, and colleagues Comprehensive resources, including worksheets, sample forms, and assessments
Of all the school readiness domains, approaches to learning is perhaps the least understood but the most important. Research shows that positive approaches to learning improve both social-emotional and academic outcomes. This new resource will help early childhood professionals implement strategies to support young children's positive approaches to learning, their enthusiasm (interest, joy, and motivation to learn) and their engagement (attention, persistence, flexibility, self-regulation, and other essential learning behaviours). Along with extensive research, the text includes images of practice in early education programs in culturally, economically, and linguistically diverse settings. This book will help teachers, future teachers, and other early childhood stakeholders to understand how children acquire positive approaches to learning and recognize what supports and what undermines children's enthusiasm and engagement in learning.
Author: Louis Cohen
Publisher: Taylor & Francis US
Release Date: 2007-04-19
This fully updated sixth edition of the international bestseller Research Methods in Education covers the whole range of methods currently employed by educational research at all stages. It is divided into five main parts: the context of educational research; planning educational research; styles of educational research; strategies for data collection and researching; and data analysis. The book also contains references to a comprehensive dedicated website of accompanying materials. The sixth edition includes new material on: complexity theory, ethics, sampling and sensitive educational research experimental research, questionnaire design and administration with practical guidance qualitative and quantitative data analysis, with practical examples internet based research. Research Methods in Education is essential reading for the professional researcher and continues to be the standard text for students and lecturers in educational research. To access the dedicated website of accompanying materials, please visit: www.routledge.com/textbooks/9780415368780.