Engaging in Action Research: A Practical Guide to Teacher-Conducted Research for Educators and School Leaders
Jim Parsons, Kurtis Hewson, Lorna Adrian, Nicole Day
You don’t need a tweed jacket to be a researcher—in thousands of schools across North America, practising teachers conduct studies on best practices, alternative approaches, and effective learning strategies. Classroom teachers have experiences and opportunities unavailable to researchers in a university setting, and action research—site-based, teacher-conducted research—can have a valuable impact on the educational community.
Yet many teachers don’t see their work as real research, and many other teachers have great ideas for research projects but don’t know where to begin. For these teachers, Engaging in Action Research demystifies the world of educational research and provides support, guidance, and encouragement.
From creating a research plan to reporting findings, this book provides step-by-step instructions to help teachers conduct research projects in the classroom, using strategies that work. Get ready to investigate, analyze, and share!
Parsons, J., Hewson, K., Adrian, L. & Day, N. (2013). Engaging in action research. Edmonton, AB: Brush Education Inc.