Action Research for Teachers Traveling the Yellow Brick Road

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  • Edition: 3rd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2008-05-08
  • Publisher: Pearson
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Conducting action research in the classroom is a significant way for teachers to assess their own teaching with regard to student learning. Designed for teachers, especially reading teachers,Action Research for Teachers: Traveling the Yellow Brick Roaduses the analogy of action research as a journey for self-discovery in evaluating how effective they are as classroom teachers. The text provides a clear and thorough set of exercises and directives for determining a research plan, organizing the research, developing evaluation tools, collecting, displayng and evaluating data.

Author Biography

Joanne M. Arhar is a professor and associate dean on the College of Education, Health, and Human Services at Kent State University.

Table of Contents

The scholar's journey
Somewhere Over the Rainbow
A Time for Transformation If Ever a Time There Was
Action Research Defined: Doing It Differently
New Worlds - New Challenges - New Minds
Human Understanding and Community
Challenges to Educators
Calling All Wizards
Visions of a Profession of Wizards
Learning: Creating New Possibilities for Action
Professional Learning, Scholarship, and Community
Action Research and Educational Promise
Exploring the Forest: Developing Tools for the Journey
Defining And Putting Action Research In Context
The Bigger Picture: Paradigms, Theories, and Research
Action Research in the Context of Research
Three Orientations to Knowledge and Methods of Research
Methods of Research
Images of Teacher Learning: Three Ways to Consider the Relationship
Between Knowledge and Practice
Characteristics of Action Research
Research Methods
From a Meandering Path to the Yellow Brick Road
A Brief History of Action Research
Against the Tides: Trail Blazers
Today: AR as Critical Reflection
Exploring Researcher Selves And The Profession
Journey of the Self: There's No Place Like Home
Ways to Exolore Our Teaching Selves
The Development Journey: Self and Action Research
A Developmental Continuum: Learning to Love the Journey
Three Domains of Development
Developing An Inquiring Mind Case Studies
Helping Jen Learn English as a Second Language
The Literature Circle's Study
The S.T.A.R. Club Study
The Democratic Classroom Study
From Curiosity to Research Questions
How Do Questions Evolve?
Lenses for Inquiry: Zooming In, Zooming Out
Exploring and Problematizing Our Practice
What Do I Already Know?
Problematizing the Story of Chuck
A Scaffold for Problematizing
What Do Others Know?
Students and Colleagues as Resources
Reviewing the Literature to Problematize
What Do I Expect to Find?
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