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Action Research for Student Teachers

Second Edition


March 2021 | 208 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd

Action research is a popular part of many teacher training courses but understanding how to do it well is not always straightforward. Previously known as Action Research for New Teachers, this book will guide trainee teachers through each step of the process, from initial stages of planning and research, through to how to analyse data and write up a research project.

This second edition includes:

·         A new ‘Critical task’ feature, with suggested responses

·         Discussion of where action research ‘fits’ in the word of education research

·         Exploration of the skills and attributes needed for undertaking action research

·         Guidance on how to write with clarity and purpose.

 
Chapter 1: Introduction
 
Part One: Planning and preparing for your action research project
 
Chapter 2: Identifying a focus for your action research project
 
Chapter 3: Defining clear enquiry objectives
 
Chapter 4: Engaging with the literature
 
Chapter 5: Considering ethical issues
 
Chapter 6: Planning to gather data
 
Part Two: Undertaking your action research project
 
Chapter 7: Ethics in action
 
Chapter 8: ‘Capturing’ your evidence
 
Chapter 9: Evaluating as you go
 
Part Three: Writing your action research project report
 
Chapter 10: Writing the introduction to your action research report
 
Chapter 11: Writing the literature review
 
Chapter 12: Writing the enquiry design or research plan
 
Chapter 13: Writing the implementation and analysis section
 
Chapter 14: Writing the conclusion to your action research report
 
Chapter 15: Conclusion

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Colin Forster

Much to the surprise of anyone who meets him now, when he was a young man, Colin Forster spent two years working as an outdoor activities instructor and it was during this time that he developed an interest in education.  He began his primary teaching career in south west London before moving to Gloucestershire, where he continued to gain school leadership experience.  He is currently a senior lecturer in primary education at the University of Gloucestershire, where he has gained considerable experience of primary teacher education course leadership and in supporting students, at both undergraduate and postgraduate level, with... More About Author

Rachel Eperjesi

Rachel Eperjesi knew she wanted to be a teacher from the age of 5.  However, some rather poor careers advice led her to embark on a medical degree, which quickly resulted in her declaring it 'too messy' and she decided to follow her heart into teaching instead.  After completing a BEd Hons, Rachel taught in Foundation Stage and Key Stage 1 (also quite messy) in Gloucestershire, as well as undertaking English consultancy for the local authority.  She now works at the University of Gloucestershire, lecturing in primary English and professional studies, as well as currently leading the School Direct PGCE Primary course. Rachel... More About Author

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