The results of the action research study have created a deep knowledge base and capacity. The text provides an overview of the key conceptual and structural features for implementing a schoolwide or districtwide action research program and includes ten studies on narrowing the achievement gap between racial and ethnic groups. The findings of the action research study are connected to the broader body of knowledge on equity in schools.
The action research studies illustrate varied approaches to help educators planning an action research project or currently working on an action research project. Real stories and studies from classroom teachers serve as examples of authentic professional development and as springboards for discussion and reflection on the process of inquiry and the issues of equity.
The book includes:
- 10 action research studies that focus on equity, race, and the achievement gap
- how to implement a school-wide or district wide action research program that will promote equity and help close the achievement gap
This is an ideal resource for school district leaders, teachers, and preservice teachers, and is also suited for professional development schools.