Action Research in Education

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Edited by: Anne Campbell & Susan Groundwater-Smith

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    • Publisher: SAGE Publications Ltd |
    • Publication Year: 2010 |
    • Online Publication Date: April 03, 2013 |
    • DOI: 10.4135/9781446260791 |
    • Print ISBN: 9781848606838 |
    • Online ISBN: 9781446260791 |
    • Series: Fundamentals of Applied Research |
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Action Research in Education traces the evolution of classroom research as it connects to curriculum, pedagogy, and professional practice in schools. It includes an original introduction by the editors that makes the argument for the selection of each piece and shows where each sits in the field.

The first volume traces the focus for classroom research from curriculum development in the 1970s and 1980s to professional development and learning and teaching in the 1990s to the present day. The editors draw on the range of work that has evolved from Dewey's concept of democracy related to research on teaching through Lewin's advocacy of research needed for social practice and which gave voice to the concept of action research.

The second volume takes up major methodological issues by ...

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  • Introduction: Whither Action Research? An Introductory Essay
    SusanGroundwater-Smith & AnneCampbell

    This three volume collection of articles, chapters and reports that give voice to the nature of action research and professional learning in schools covers the many issues and challenges from a range of perspectives. The series provides salient examples that illuminate the great range of practices associated with the term ‘action research’, itself one that is problematic. The first volume, Historical Perspectives in Action Research in Schools: From Curriculum Development to Enhancing Teacher Professional Learning, traces the evolution of action research in schools from a focus upon curriculum development in the 1960s and 1980s to teacher professional learning and classroom pedagogies in the 1990s to the present day. It draws upon the range of work that ...

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