The third edition of the SAGE Handbook of Action Research presents a fully updated version of the bestselling text, including new chapters written by key figures in the field covering emerging areas in healthcare, social work, education and international development, as well as an expanded ‘skills’ section which includes new consultant-relevant materials. Building on the strength of the previous editions, editor Hilary Bradbury has carefully developed the third edition to take a strong international approach to the topic of action research and thus expanding the already-impressive scale and scope of the work. In essence, the third edition follows in the footsteps of the landmark previous editions by mapping the current state of the discipline, as well as looking to the future of the field and exploring the issues at the cutting edge of the action research paradigm today. This volume is an essential resource for scholars and professionals engaged in social and political inquiry, organizational research and education.
Chapter 23: The Practice of Helping Students to Find Their First Person Voice in Creating Living-Theories for Education
In a Living Theory approach to action research (Whitehead, 1989) individuals produce validated explanations of their educational influence in their own learning (first person action research), in the learning of others (second person action research) and in the learning of the social formations in which the researcher lives, works and researches (third person action research) (Whitehead, 2007). At the heart of these explanations are the first person voices of the action researcher. Hence it is a necessary condition for the creation of a living-theory that students learn to use their first person ...