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Practitioner research and professional development in education

Author: Anne Campbell; Olwen McNamara; Peter Gilroy
Publisher: London : Paul Chapman Pub. ; Thousand Oaks, Calif. : Sage Publications, 2004.
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Drawing directly on the work of teachers and other professional trainers concerned with programmes for continuing professional development, this book promotes action research for practitioners so as to develop qualities of critical appraisal and analysisof practice, appropriate to professional contexts.
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Genre/Form: Guide (Descripteur de forme)
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Anne Campbell; Olwen McNamara; Peter Gilroy
ISBN: 0761974679 9780761974673 0761974687 9780761974680
OCLC Number: 54878799
Description: xii, 226 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
Contents: Foreword / Stephen Newman --
Research Traditions in Education --
Two crude traditions --
Two more subtle traditions --
Reflecting reflection --
Researching Professional Development --
The political context for teacher research and development --
Your professional development --
Interrogating the value of professional development activities you have experienced --
Controlling your professional development --
Teacher researchers --
Professional Identity: Who am I? What Kind of Practitioner am I? --
The moving image --
Exploring your professional development --
Telling your story --
Identifying an Area for Research --
The first moves --
Individual ways of approaching research --
Finding, Reviewing and Managing Literature --
Types of literature --
Managing literature --
Searching for literature --
Reviewing your literature --
Which Research Techniques to Use? --
Research: what research? --
Reflective writing, diaries, logs and journals --
Biography, stories and fictional critical writing --
Observation --
Interviewing --
Analysing the data from interviews --
Using questionnaires --
Critical Friendship, Critical Community and Collaboration --
The lonely researcher? --
How does critical friendship work? --
Critical community --
Mentors as support for research --
Qualitative Data Analysis --
The broader picture --
Techniques for analysing qualitative data --
Quantitative Data Management, Analysis and Presentation of Questionnaire Surveys --
Data management and coding --
Data analysis --
Data presentation.
Responsibility: Anne Campbell, Olwen McNamara and Peter Gilroy.
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