A Guide to Practitioner Research in Education


Author: Ian Menter,Dely Elliot,Moira Hulme,Jon Lewin,Kevin Lowden
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 9781446241103
Category: Education
Page: 280
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This book is a guide to research methods for practitioner research. Written in friendly and accessible language, it includes numerous practical examples based on the authors' own experiences in the field, to support readers. The authors provide information and guidance on developing research skills such as gathering and analysing information and data, reporting findings and research design. They offer critical perspectives to help users reflect on research approaches and to scrutinise key issues in devising research questions. This book is for undergraduate and postgraduate students, teachers and practitioners in practitioner research development and leadership programmes. The team of authors are all within the School of Education at the University of Glasgow and have significant experience of working with practitioner researchers in education.

Practitioner Research for Educators

A Guide to Improving Classrooms and Schools
Author: Viviane Robinson,Mei Kuin Lai
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 9780761946847
Category: Education
Page: 220
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Appropriate for novice and experienced educators alike, this indispensable book explains how practitioner research can be used to solve instructional problems and improve student achievement.

The Researcher's Toolkit

The Complete Guide to Practitioner Research
Author: David Wilkinson
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134608128
Category: Education
Page: 156
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The Researcher's Toolkit is a practical rather than an academic text for all those undertaking, perhaps for the first time, small-scale research. Written by an experienced team of practising researchers, it covers the entire research process - from designing and submitting a research proposal through to its completion. This book is suitable for all researchers, but is particularly designed for those practitioner-based researchers from the fields of education, social work, nursing, criminal justice and community work. This fresh new idea for those conducting small-scale research comes from a team of practising researchers who possess a broad range of experiences and knowledge of research design, execution and completion. They write in a user-friendly style that those researchers new to the subject will find easy to follow and understand. It will act both as a roadmap to planning, execution and completing research and also as a dip-in reference guide. Using features such as activity boxes to highlight key concepts and short summary boxes to indicate fundamental elements of the research area under discussion, this accessible book will be of great value to all who read it.

Studying Your Own School

An Educator's Guide to Practitioner Action Research
Author: Gary L. Anderson,Kathryn Herr,Ann Sigrid Nihlen
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 141294032X
Category: Education
Page: 247
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Extensively revised, this new edition provides the theoretical underpinnings of practitioner action research as well as the "how-to" information necessary for classroom application.

Action Research in Education

Learning Through Practitioner Enquiry
Author: Vivienne Baumfield,Elaine Hall,Kate Wall
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1446272036
Category: Education
Page: 184
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Action Research in Education is an essential guide for any lecturer, teacher or student-teacher interested in doing research. This exciting new edition of a popular text is an important resource for any education professional interested in investigating learning and teaching. Building on the success of Action Research in the Classroom, the authors have revised, updated and extended this book to include examples from further and higher education. It maps out easy-to-follow steps for usefully applying an action research approach and is full of practical tips and examples of real practitioner research projects from a range of schools, colleges and universities. This book will help teachers to: - understand and apply practitioner inquiry - enhance their problem-solving skills - locate their own activity in a wider context - maximise opportunities to develop practice - evaluate the needs of their learners Clear, pragmatic and timely, this is a must-have text for all teachers and students of education. Vivienne Baumfield is Professor of Pedagogy, Policy and Innovation in the School of Education, University of Glasgow Elaine Hall is Lecturer in Research Methods, School of Education, Communication and Language Sciences, Newcastle University Kate Wall is Senior Lecturer in the School of Education, Durham University

A Guide to Early Years and Primary Teaching


Author: Dominic Wyse,Sue Rogers
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1473965578
Category: Education
Page: 376
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How do people become effective teachers? This is the textbook students need to support them on this journey, no matter their training route or whether primary or early years in focus. Through a unique pairing of academic research and teaching expertise, each chapter is collaboratively authored by an academic specialist and an experienced practitioner to provide a realistic and practical view of teaching children from years 3 - 11. The book combines all the major topics, theories and research students need to know, along with up-to-date policy and legislation. Inventive and practical learning aids and carefully crafted online resources will help readers to: Understand: helpful learning aims at the beginning and summaries at the end of every chapter guide students through each topic Apply: Spotlight on Practice features highlight real teaching examples, Putting it into Practice features provide advice on how key concepts can be employed in real life whilst classroom activities on the website provide further ideas for teaching Reflect on key concepts, as well as your own practice and values, through the refection points and author podcasts on the website outlining key issues to stimulate critical thinking Go further with informative annotated further reading at the end of every chapter, links to relevant websites integrated throughout, and carefully selected SAGE journal articles freely available on the website An essential textbook for use across all your primary and early years teaching courses - whether students are training to be lower/upper primary school teachers or early years practitioners, including those on undergraduate or postgraduate teacher training courses and employment-based routes.

Teaching and Learning Design and Technology

A Guide to Recent Research and Its Applications
Author: John Eggleston
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 9780826477392
Category: Education
Page: 176
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Here is an increasingly wide agreement among teachers, researchers, inspectors, advisers and policy-makers that both teaching and research will benefit from being brought closer together. But how can this be achieved? Hard-pressed practitioners cannot be expected to review a constant flow of conference papers, journals and other publications, even if such items were accessible and clearly understood. This unique book synthesizes relevant research findings for the professional practitioner and highlights their implications for the quality of teaching and learning. Whether you are a teacher looking to improve your practice through applying the latest thinking in your subject, or a researcher looking for a concise review of the literature, this book will prove to be a valuable acquisition.

Theories of Professional Learning

A Critical Guide for Teacher Educators
Author: Carey Philpott
Publisher: Critical Guides for Teacher Educators
ISBN: 9781909682337
Category: Teachers
Page: 96
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This book is an essential guide to a number of important theories of professional learning, of particular value both to those taking on new responsibilities in relation to initial teacher education (ITE) and those interested in developing new ways of working in partnership. Each chapter provides a concise and critical overview of a key theory and then considers how it might impact on the processes and organization of teacher education, drawing on key pieces of literature throughout. The book responds to the growth of interest and research in professional and work-based learning, including ideas such as communities of practice, activity theory, and socio-cultural theory, alongside already established models, such as those of Schon, Eraut, and Shulman. In addition, changing models of teacher education mean there are new ways of understanding professional learning as practices, roles, and identities are re-established.

A Guide to Educational Research


Author: Peter Gordon
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136897429
Category: Education
Page: 424
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This account of development in educational research is intended as a guide to possible research areas, both fundamental and policy-related, for students in colleges and higher education institutions, and should also be of interest to those engaged in curriculum planning and administration.

A Guide to Third Generation Coaching

Narrative-Collaborative Theory and Practice
Author: Reinhard Stelter
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 940077186X
Category: Psychology
Page: 250
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Third generation coaching proposes a form of dialogue where coach and coachee are focused on creating space for reflection through collaborative practices and less concerned with fabricating quick solutions. Aspiring to achieve moments of symmetry between coach and coachee, where their dialogue is driven by a strong emphasis on meaning-making, values, aspirations and identity issues. Coach and coachee meet as fellow-humans in a genuine dialogue. Marking a new trend in coaching, based on the acknowledgement of changes in society, learning and knowledge production, as well as leadership, while distinguishing itself from the existing models (pop coaching, GROW model, etc.). Third generation coaching is based on a fresh analysis of our society – a society that is characterized by diversification, identity challenges, abolition of the monopoly of knowledge, lifelong learning, and the necessity for self-reflection. Providing quality material to guide ambitious practitioners and high level coaching education programs, in an accessible format. A Guide to Third Generation Coaching advocates a revisited and innovative approach to coaching and coaching psychology, advantageous for learners and practitioners alike, by supporting the reader as a reflective practitioner. ”In this insightful book Reinhard Stelter takes coaching to a new level. With its new perspective, it will make an outstanding contribution to the field.” Prof Stephen Palmer, Centre for Coaching, London, UK, President of the International Society for Coaching Psychology (ISCP) “This book is a wonderful contribution to further theoretical understanding and evidence-based practice within Coaching and Coaching Psychology. Reinhard provides us with a look at the foundations contributing to this field, the benefit of his experience and learning, and the evolution of thinking to our current state. Whether you are a coach, coaching psychologist, leader, manager or student, you will find this an excellent resource to expand your thinking, reflection, exploration, and learning on your journey.” Diane Brennan, MBA, MCC, Past-President International Coach Federation (ICF) in 2008 “A thoughtful and wide ranging journey through the philosophy of coaching. Professor Stelter brings positive psychology, dialogue, and narrative approaches together into a model of coaching designed to meet the needs of clients in today’s world.” Dr. Michael Cavanagh, MClinPsy, PhD, Deputy Director, Coaching Psychology Unit, School of Psychology, The University of Sydney

Reflective Teaching in Schools


Author: Andrew Pollard,Kristine Black-Hawkins,Gabrielle Cliff Hodges,Pete Dudley,Mary James,Holly Linklater,Sue Swaffield,Mandy Swann,Fay Turner,Paul Warwick,Mark Winterbottom,Mary Anne Wolpert
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 1441175393
Category: Education
Page: 544
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Building on best-selling texts over three decades, this thoroughly revised new edition is essential reading for both primary and secondary school teachers in training and in practice, supporting both initial school-based training and extended career-long professionalism. Considering a wide range of professionally relevant topics, Reflective Teaching in Schools presents key issues and research insights, suggests activities for classroom enquiry and offers guidance on key readings. Uniquely, two levels of support are offered: · practical, evidence-based guidance on key classroom issues – including relationships, behaviour, curriculum planning, teaching strategies and assessment processes; · routes to deeper forms of expertise, including evidence-informed 'principles' and 'concepts' to support in-depth understanding of teacher expertise. Andrew Pollard, former Director of the UK's Teaching and Learning Research Programme, led development of the book, with support from primary and secondary specialists from the University of Cambridge, UK. Reflective Teaching in Schools is part of a fully integrated set of resources for primary and secondary education. Readings for Reflective Teaching in Schools directly complements and extends the chapters in this book. Providing a compact and portable library, it is particularly helpful in school-based teacher education. The website, reflectiveteaching.co.uk, offers supplementary resources including reflective activities, research briefings, advice on further reading and additional chapters. It also features a glossary, links to useful websites, and a conceptual framework for deepening expertise. This book is one of the Reflective Teaching Series – inspiring education through innovation in early years, schools, further, higher and adult education.

A Guide to Psychiatric Services in Schools

Understanding Roles, Treatment, and Collaboration
Author: Shawna S. Brent
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 0415871018
Category: Education
Page: 298
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In order to provide comprehensive care to students with a wide variety of social and emotional challenges, close collaboration between psychiatrists and school-based mental health professionals is vital. This book provides practical information about psychiatric diagnoses and medications, as well as effective ways to communicate with physicians, to ensure that the needs of all students and their families are met. Brent reviews the process and content of a psychiatric evaluation, the general principles of psychopharmacology, and the various classes of medications. Subsequent chapters then focus on different psychiatric diagnoses and treatment options. Characteristics, evaluation, and treatment methods are discussed for mood, anxiety, psychotic, pervasive developmental, and externalizing behavior disorders with case examples provided throughout for illustration. A brief overview of mental health crises, including suicidal statements, physical aggression, and self-harm behaviors, and how these can best be handled in the educational setting is also provided. School-based mental health professionals will find this book to be a clear, concise, and practical guide to facilitating strong communication and collaboration amongst themselves, educators, and physicians.

Educational Research

Taking the Plunge
Author: Phil Wood,Joan Smith
Publisher: Crown House Publishing
ISBN: 178135250X
Category: Education
Page: 300
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Educational Research by Phil Wood and Joan Smith blends together discussion of some of the main concepts and knowledge concerning educational research with some basic frameworks and approaches for completing your own projects. Research can play an important role in offering ideas and insights into educational issues, but it should always be understood and utilised through the filter of professional values and judgement. This book is suitable for those with little or no research experience: in it, the authors sketch out some of the main features and concepts in educational research, whilst also offering advice on constructing single, small-scale research projects. As such, it will allow readers to engage with some of the basic conceptual elements of research as well as offering a foundation of knowledge and application. Educational Research has two main aims: (1.) To introduce some of the basic concepts and knowledge underlying an understanding of research. This is important as research has a specialist language all of its own. To engage with and critique research we need to be able to understand how and why a piece of research has been developed in the way it has. (2.) To provide some basic frameworks for developing your own small-scale research projects. One of the best ways to deepen your understanding of research is to carry out your own! Educational Research is a comprehensive guide to practitioner research; equipping teachers with the tools to develop their research literacy and conduct their own small-scale research projects. The book covers: the foundations of good educational research, research literacy, ethical issues in educational research, managing researcher bias, critical reading and writing, an introduction to research interests, context and questions, worldviews, philosophies and methodologies of research, research methods, data capture, sampling, methods of data collection, analysing data, descriptive statistics, reliability and validity and developing small-scale research projects.

La investigación como base de la enseñanza


Author: Lawrence Stenhouse
Publisher: Ediciones Morata
ISBN: 9788471123152
Category: Education
Page: 184
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RUDDUCK y HOPKINS seleccionan en este volumen un numeroso y representativo conjunto de trabajos de STENHOUSE, para darnos a conocer su pensamiento pedagógico y su actividad práctica. El autor es una de las principales personalidades de la corriente surgida en torno a la investigación y el desarrollo curricular durante la década de los 70. Su línea de pensamiento le llevó a colaborar con los profesores en su trabajo de aula, dando un nuevo enfoque al modo de elaborar, desarrollar y aplicar prácticamente el currículum, de manera que éste constituya un elemento clave, tanto para el aprendizaje del alumno, como para la continua formación del docente. La obra es una invitación para comenzar a practicar, ya, el método de investigación en la acción y el modelo procesual de currículum en nuestras escuelas, como medio idóneo de diversificar y adaptar propuestas y, en consecuencia, de elevar la calidad educativa. Creo que si algún momento ha podido ser favorable para la introducción en nuestro sistema educativo de una concepción del diseño curricular como la que estamos considerando, es éste. Resumiendo: la innovación educativa, la elevación de la calidad de la enseñanza, la permanente actualización del profesorado y la autonomía de funcionamiento de los centros escolares hacen que no sólo sea aplicable, sino necesario... y hasta imprescindible, que la propuesta de STENHOUSE, aquí y ahora, sea un hecho. (M. Antonia Casanova del Prólogo a la edición española)

The Reflective School Counselor's Guide to Practitioner Research

Skills and Strategies for Successful Inquiry
Author: Vicki Brooks-McNamara,Danielle Torres
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1412951097
Category: Education
Page: 112
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Provides a step-by-step process for conducting practitioner inquiry projects by collecting, analyzing, and using data, and offers guidelines for developing counselors' advocacy, leadership, and collaboration skills.

Doing Action Research in Your Own Organization


Author: David Coghlan,Teresa Brannick
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 9781412902472
Category: Social Science
Page: 157
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This text provides a primer on action research, and how to use it to understand organizations. The author's unique resource addresses the potential pitfalls, the politics and ethics of researching your own organization.

Using Educational Research to Inform Practice

A Practical Guide to Practitioner Research in Universities and Colleges
Author: Lorraine Foreman-Peck,Christopher Winch
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136942521
Category: Education
Page: 160
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Using Educational Research to Inform Practice provides a clear, practical and accessible account of the way in which education research can be used to inform teaching in universities and colleges, setting the background for the requirements to evidence informed teaching before addressing questions of practical knowledge feeding from research evidence.

Ability-grouping in Primary Schools

Case Studies and Critical Debates
Author: Rachel Marks
Publisher: Critical Publishing
ISBN: 1910391263
Category: Education
Page: 80
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The use of ability-grouping is currently increasing in primary schools. Teachers and teacher educators are placed in the unenviable position of having to marry research evidence suggesting that ability-grouping is ineffectual with current policy advocating this approach.This book links theory, policy and practice in a critical examination of ability-grouping practices and their implications in primary schools, with particular reference to primary mathematics. It provides an accessible text for teacher educators to support their students in engaging with the key debates and reflecting upon their practice. Key changes in structural approaches, such as the movement between streaming, setting or mixed-ability teaching arrangements, are explored in the light of political trends, bringing this up to date with a discussion of current policy and practice.

Action Research


Author: Ernest T. Stringer
Publisher: SAGE Publications
ISBN: 1483320731
Category: Social Science
Page: 328
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The Fourth Edition of Ernest T. Stringer’s best-selling Action Research offers easy-to-follow, clear guidelines that enable novice practitioner researchers to move comfortably through a process of inquiry and applied research. Featuring real-life examples and providing effective solutions that foster understanding of research procedures in real-life contexts, the book offers a simple but highly effective model for approaching action research: Look: building a picture and gathering information, Think: interpreting and explaining, and Act: resolving issues and problems. Using his own experience as a guide, Stringer encourages readers to grapple with the broader political and ethical challenges that frame each inquiry. The author’s engaging style makes the book especially relevant to those working with children, young adults, or people in community contexts, and is particularly relevant to those dealing with issues of diversity or with marginalized and disenfranchised groups. Clear, concise, and practical, Stringer’s accessible and engaging book is a must for students and professionals in educational, business, health, counseling, and social work settings.

Evidence-based Rehabilitation

A Guide to Practice
Author: Mary C. Law,Joy MacDermid
Publisher: SLACK Incorporated
ISBN: 9781556427688
Category: Medical
Page: 434
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This text provides the most up-to-date information on evidence-based practice, the concepts underlying evidence-based practice, and implementing evidence into the rehabilitation practice. This text is organized by the steps of the process of evidence-based practice--introduction to evidence-based practice, finding the evidence, assessing the evidence, and using the evidence.