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.

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

Studying your own school

an educator's guide to qualitative practitioner research
Author: Gary L. Anderson,Kathryn Herr,Ann Sigrid Nihlen
Publisher: Corwin Pr
ISBN: N.A
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 203
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Practitioner research is now in the vanguard of educational development. School administrators and teachers are adding valuable information to the pool of knowledge, and these pioneers are increasingly being recognized for their contributions to the profession.In Studying Your Own School, authors Anderson, Herr, and Nihlen describe the theory and methods for conducting "action-oriented," qualitative practitioner research as they guide educators through the research process. They explain how to adapt traditional research methods to the real-life demands of the dynamic and often-unpredictable classroom environment. The authors experience ranges from years of practice and research in the classroom to university teaching and anthropological studies. This diversity endows Studying Your Own School with all the strengths of a scholarly work and the everyday applicability of a practitioners handbook.

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.

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.

Practitioner Teacher Inquiry and Research


Author: Carolyn A. Babione
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118603532
Category: Education
Page: 336
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Teacher inquiry helps improve educational outcomes Practitioner Teacher Inquiry and Research explores theconcept and importance of the teacher practitioner, and preparesstudents in teacher education courses and programs to conductresearch in the classroom. Author Carolyn Babione has extensiveexperience in undergraduate- and graduate-level teacher trainingand teacher inquiry coursework. In the book, Babione guidesstudents through the background, theory, and strategy required tosuccessfully conduct classroom research. The first part of the booktackles the "how-to" and "why" of teacher inquiry, while the secondpart provides students with real-life practitioner inquiry researchprojects across a range of school settings, content areas, andteaching strategies. The book's discussion includes topics suchas: Underlying cultural and historical perspectives surrounding theteaching profession Hidden stereotypes that limit teacher beliefs about power andvoice Current curriculum innovation and reflections on moderndevelopments Practitioner Teacher Inquiry and Research successfullyguides and encourages budding teachers to fully understand theimportance of their involvement in studying and researching theirclassroom settings, giving a better understanding of how theirbeliefs and teaching practices impact classroom learning.

Using Case Study in Education Research


Author: Lorna Hamilton,Connie Corbett-Whittier
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1446271447
Category: Education
Page: 240
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This book provides an accessible introduction to using case studies. It makes sense of literature in this area, and shows how to generate collaborations and communicate findings. The authors bring together the practical and the theoretical, enabling readers to build expertise on the principles and practice of case study research, as well as engaging with possible theoretical frameworks. They also highlight the place of case study as a key component of educational research. With the help of this book, M-Level students, teacher educators and practitioner researchers will gain the confidence and skills needed to design and conduct a high quality case study. Dr Lorna Hamilton is a Senior Lecturer in Education Research at the University of Edinburgh. Dr Connie Corbett-Whittier is an Associate Professor of English and Humanities at Friends University, Topeka, Kansas. 'Drawing on a wide range of their own and others' experiences, the authors offer a comprehensive and convincing account of the value of case study in educational research. What comes across - quite passionately - is the way in which a case study approach can bring to life some of the complexities, challenges and contradictions inherent in educational settings. The book is written in a clear and lively manner and should be an invaluable resource for those teachers and students who are incorporating a case study dimension into their research work.' -Ian Menter, Professor of Teacher Education, University of Oxford 'This book is comprehensive in its coverage, yet detailed in its exposition of case study research. It is a highly interactive text with a critical edge and is a useful tool for teaching. It is of particular relevance to practitioner researchers, providing accessible guidance for reflective practice. It covers key matters such as: purposes, ethics, data analysis, technology, dissemination and communities for research. And it is a good read!' - Professor Anne Campbell, formerly of Leeds Metropolitan University 'This excellent book is a principled and theoretically informed guide to case study research design and methods for the collection, analysis and presentatin of evidence' - Professor Andrew Pollard, Institute of Education, University of London Research Methods in Education series: Each book in this series maps the territory of a key research approach or topic in order to help readers progress from beginner to advanced researcher. Each book aims to provide a definitive, market-leading overview and to present a blend of theory and practice with a critical edge. All titles in the series are written for Master's-level students anywhere and are intended to be useful to the many diverse constituencies interested in research on education and related areas. Other books in the series: - Qualitative Research in Education, Atkins and Wallace - Action Research in Education, McAteer - Ethnography in Education, Mills and Morton For more about the series and additional resources visit the BERA/SAGE series page here.

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

A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide)--Fifth Ed. German Translation


Author: Project Management Institute
Publisher: Project Management Institute
ISBN: 9781628250039
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 586
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A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK Guide) F nfte Ausgabe reflektiert die Zusammenarbeit und das Wissen aktiver Projektmanager. Es enth lt eine Darstellung der Grunds tze des Projektmanagements und ihrer Anwendung auf ein gro es Spektrum von Projekten. Dieser international anerkannte Standard gibt Projektmanagern unverzichtbare Werkzeuge in die Hand, mit deren Hilfe sie Projekte managen und organisatorische Ergebnisse erzielen k nnen. Ein 10. Wissensgebiet wurde hinzugef gt; Management der Projektstakeholder erweitert die Bedeutung der angemessenen Einbindung von Projektstakeholdern in Hauptentscheidungen und Aktivit ten. Projektdaten und Informationsfluss wurden neu definiert f r mehr Konsistenz und f r eine st rker Ausrichtung am DIKW-Modell (Daten, Informationen, Wissen und Weisheit), das im Wissensmanagement zum Einsatz kommt. Vier neue Planprozesse wurden hinzugef gt: "Inhalts- und Umfangsmanagement planen," "Terminmanagement planen," "Kostenma

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 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.

Action Research

Living Theory
Author: Jack Whitehead,Jean McNiff
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1847874649
Category: Social Science
Page: 192
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In Action Research: Living Theory, Jean McNiff and Jack Whitehead set out their vision for action research in the 21st Century. This is a passionate, and compelling book, that defines the philosophy behind action research and the process of doing action research for all those interested in this fast growing area. It sets in place the foundations of action research as a discipline, and roots action research as a compassionate , ethical and politically-engaged form of enquiry. McNiff and Whitehead's book will be essential reading for all those with an interest in Action Research.

A Teacher'S Guide To Classroom Research


Author: Hopkins, David
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)
ISBN: 0335264689
Category: Education
Page: 280
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A Teacher's Guide to Classroom Research is a great ‘one-stop’ guide for student or qualified teachers looking to undertake classroom research.

Coteaching in Teacher Education

Innovative Pedagogy for Excellence
Author: Colette Murphy
Publisher: Critical Publishing
ISBN: 1910391840
Category: Education
Page: 96
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This book provides a concise and comprehensive overview of the practice of coteaching, including its benefits and educational and social implications. Coteaching plays an important role in enhancing the experience and effectiveness of pre-service and in-service teachers during school experience at a time when teacher retention rates are a concern both nationally and internationally. Traditional practice in school experience, generally comprising observation followed by complete take-over of classes, has not altered in more than a century, despite significant changes in the role of the teacher, the needs of students, the learning environment and the functioning of schools. Coteaching provides a pedagogy which supports pre-service teachers more actively and promotes teacher professional development, as they work together in co-planning, co-practice and co-evaluating lessons during school-based experience. Co-teaching in Teacher Education is part of the successful Critical Guides for Teacher Educators series edited by Ian Menter.

Developing Portfolios in Education

A Guide to Reflection, Inquiry, and Assessment
Author: Ruth S. Johnson,J. Sabrina Mims-Cox,Adelaide Doyle-Nichols
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1412972361
Category: Education
Page: 239
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Developing Portfolios in Education: A Guide to Reflection, Inquiry, and Assessment, Second Edition takes preservice and inservice teachers through the process of developing a professional portfolio. It is designed to teach readers how traditional and electronic portfolios are defined, organized, and evaluated. The text also helps teachers to use their portfolios as an action research tool for reflection and professional development.

Doing Educational Research

A Practitioner's Guide to Getting Started
Author: Carol Mutch
Publisher: Nzcer Press
ISBN: 9781927151921
Category: Education
Page: 247
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The book breaks the educational research process down into manageable steps with easy-to-understand explanations and concrete examples.Designed to support educators at all levels to feel confident that they can undertake sound and ethical research, it is a popular text in research methods courses in New Zealand and widely used internationally.

Data-based Decision Making in Education

Challenges and Opportunities
Author: Kim Schildkamp,Mei Kuin Lai,Lorna Earl
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9400748167
Category: Education
Page: 216
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In a context where schools are held more and more accountable for the education they provide, data-based decision making has become increasingly important. This book brings together scholars from several countries to examine data-based decision making. Data-based decision making in this book refers to making decisions based on a broad range of evidence, such as scores on students’ assessments, classroom observations etc. This book supports policy-makers, people working with schools, researchers and school leaders and teachers in the use of data, by bringing together the current research conducted on data use across multiple countries into a single volume. Some of these studies are ‘best practice’ studies, where effective data use has led to improvements in student learning. Others provide insight into challenges in both policy and practice environments. Each of them draws on research and literature in the field.

Nurses' Guide to Cancer Care


Author: Constance S. Kirkpatrick
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 9780847675005
Category: Medical
Page: 314
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Bringing together her extensive clinical experience and information from authoritative sources, Kirkpatrick offers nurses a complete, up-to-date guide to the integrated practice of nursing for cancer patients. She provides information on cancer epidemiology and the microbiology and physiology of the cancer process, plus clear instructions on, for example, the clinical management of specific types of cancer and types of chemotherapy. The broad background and detailed information on procedures will serve as a basis for comprehensive cancer nursing care at a primary provider or management level. Appropriate as a text, reference, or study guide, Nurses' Guide to Cancer Care covers all the specific content required for the Oncology Nursing Certification examination.