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Teacher Action Research : Building Knowledge Democracies

Author: Gerald Pine
Publisher: Thousand oaks : Sage Publications, Inc., 2009
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Action Research: Building Knowledge Democracies is designed to serve as a primary textbook for graduate level courses in action research. What sets it apart from other texts is its emphasis on action research as a vehicle through which schools can build knowledge democracies. This text goes beyond the ' how to' of action research to examine the ' why' -the historical origins, the rationale behind practice-based  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Gerald Pine
ISBN: 141296475X 9781412964753 9781412964760 1412964768
OCLC Number: 756708197
Notes: Part I. Understanding Action Research Ch 1. The Disconnection Between Educational Research and Practice: The Case for Teacher Action Research Introduction Why the Disconnection Between Research and Practice Responding to the Gap Between Research and Practice: Renewing an Old Debate Limitations of Experimental and Quasi-Experimental Design School Context and Educational Research The Search for School Context Transcending the R & D Model of Knowledge Transfer Embracing an Epistemology of Practice Moving Towards a Knowledge Democracy Teacher Action Research and Knowledge Democracies Summary Ch 2. Teacher Action Research: Collaborative, Participatory, and Democratic Inquiry What is Teacher Action Research? Action Research Changing Practice Action Research: Teachers' Voices The Origins of Action Research Approaches to Action Research Summary Ch 3. A Paradigm of Action Research Introduction What is a Paradigm? Four Research Paradigms Distinguishing Characteristics of an Action Research
Description: 396 p.
Contents: Part I. Understanding Action Research Ch 1. The Disconnection Between Educational Research and Practice:Renewing an Old Debate Limitations of Experimental and Quasi-Experimental Design School Context and Educational Research The Search for School Context Transcending the R & D Model of Knowledge Transfer Embracing an Epistemology of Practice Moving Towards a Knowledge Democracy Teacher Action Research and Knowledge Democracies Summary Ch 2. Teacher Action Research: Collaborative, Participatory, and Democratic Inquiry What is Teacher Action Research? Action Research Changing Practice Action Research: Teachers' Voices The Origins of Action Research Approaches to Action Research Summary Ch 3. A Paradigm of Action Research Introduction What is a Paradigm? Four Research Paradigms Distinguishing Characteristics of an Action Research / The Case for Teacher Action Research Introduction Why the Disconnection Between Research and Practice Responding to the Gap Between Research and Practice.

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