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Guiding School Improvement With Action Research

Guiding School Improvement With Action Research - 00 edition

Guiding School Improvement With Action Research - 00 edition

ISBN13: 9780871203755

ISBN10: 0871203758

Guiding School Improvement With Action Research by Richard Sagor - ISBN 9780871203755
Cover type: Paperback
Edition: 00
Copyright: 2000
Publisher: Assoc. for Supervision & Curriculum Development
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Guiding School Improvement With Action Research by Richard Sagor - ISBN 9780871203755

ISBN13: 9780871203755

ISBN10: 0871203758

Cover type: Paperback
Edition: 00

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Summary

Guiding School Improvement With Action Research presents a seven-step process for improving teaching and learning in classrooms at all grade levels. Using practical examples, and featuring research tools, and easy-to-follow "implementation strategies", educator Richard Sagor guides the readers through the process from start to finish, describing how action research can enhance a teacher's professional standing and efficacy while succeeding in settings characterized by an increasingly diverse student population. Guiding School Improvement With Action Research is highly recommended for students of education, novice and practicing classroom teachers, school administrators, school board members, education policy makers, and non-specialist general readers with an interest in educational practices and standards.

Author Bio

Sagor, Richard : Institute for the Study of Inquiry in Education

Richard Sagor took a leave from his position as an Associate Professor of Education at Washington State University in August of 1997 to found the Institute for the Study of Inquiry in Education, an organization committed to assisting schools and educators with their local school improvement initiatives. During the past decade Dick has facilitated workshops on the conduct of collaborative action research throughout the United States and internationally.

Dick has 17 years of experience in public schools, including work as a teacher, principal, and assistant superintendent. He is a frequent contributor to Educational Leadership and the author of the ASCD book How to Conduct Collaborative Action Research. Dick's other books include At-Risk Students: Reaching and Teaching Them, The TQE Principal: A Transformed Leader, and Local Control and Accountability: How to Get It, Keep It, and Improve School Performance.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

Preface

Part I: Action Research: A Methodology for Refining Teaching

1. What Is Action Research?
2. How Is Action Research Accomplished?

Part II: The Rationale for Engaging in Action Research

3. Professionalism, Teacher Efficacy, and Standards-Based Education
4. Teaching: A Complex Process

Part III: Action Research: The Process in Its Many Forms

5. Choosing the Right Research Questions and Assessment Criteria
6. Using Theory to Drive Action
7. Data Collection: Using Teacher Records and Observation Data
8. Data Collection: Creating Instruments to Answer Research Questions
9. Data Collection: Building a Valid and Reliable Data Collection Plan
10. Making Sense of the Data
11. Putting the Action into Action Research
12. Methodological and Ethical Issues

Part IV: Using Collaborative Action Research to Build a Learning Community

13. Collaborative Action Research and School Culture
14. Inducting Teachers into a Culture of Inquiry
15. The Demands of Accountability: Integrating Action Research into District Practice
Epilogue: Building a High-Efficacy Culture in Schools

References
Index

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