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Integrating Teaching, Learning, and Action Research

Integrating Teaching, Learning, and Action Research
Enhancing Instruction in the K-12 Classroom

March 2009 | 200 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
Integrating Teaching, Learning and Action Research: Enhancing Instruction in the K-12 Classroom demonstrates how action research can be used as an integral component of teaching and learning and how teacher researchers can engage students as participatory researchers to accomplish highly effective learning outcomes. The text details student research processes chapter by chapter, and demonstrates, through examples and multiple lesson plans, how these processes can be incorporated into classroom lessons and linked to state courses of study and performance standards. This timely text provides the means to upgrade student performance and maximize the possibility of success for all.
1. Action Research in Teaching and Learning
2. Learning Theory
3. Lesson Planning
4. Instruction: Facilitating Student Learning
5. Action Learning: Accomplishing Objectives, Outcomes, and Standards
6. Assessment and Evaluation
Appendix. Case Examples
About the Authors

Complements one chapter on Action Research. I use it as a supplemental reading.

Dr Zsuzsanna Szabo
Social Behavioral Science Div, Marist College
March 11, 2013

very informative for research module

Mrs Paula Willis
School of Health Studies, Darlington College
October 10, 2012

I adopted it as a second text book used in combination with the primary text for the course.
Mostly to help students do reflection on their teaching.
Students like the book because is very simple to use as a guide for their action research and reflection on classroom teaching.

Dr Zsuzsanna Szabo
Social Behavioral Science Div, Marist College
October 25, 2010

This book is designed, as it says on the cover, for the enhancement of instruction in the K-12 classroom. I read the book in the hope of finding new approaches to action research within my classrooms but found the book to be specific to K-12 and only loosely based around action research. It is a well considered book but I found the link to action research to be misleading as the emphasis seemed to be on action learning as an alternative re-conceptualisation of the original model. However, that said I found the examples and case studies of most benefit and would recommend the book to those unfamiliar with classroom-based research who want to see what others might have done.

Dr Ashley Casey
Department of Physical Education and Sport Studies, University of Bedfordshire
April 19, 2010

Ernest T. Stringer

Ernest T. StringerAfter an early career as a primary teacher and school principal, Ernie was a lecturer in education at Curtin University of Technology, in Western Australia. From the mid-1980s, based at Curtin’s Centre for Aboriginal Studies, he worked collaboratively with Aboriginal staff and community people to develop a wide variety of innovative and highly successful education and community development programs and services. His work with government departments, community-based agencies, business corporations, and local governments assisted them to work more effectively with Aboriginal people. In recent years, as visiting professor at... More About Author

Lois McFadyen Christensen

Lois McFadyen Christensen, PhD is an associate professor in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. She is an elementary social studies specialist at the undergraduate and graduate levels teaching undergraduate, masters, and doctoral level course work. For six years, she facilitated a collaborative, cross-disciplined approach on the Birmingham Civil Rights Movement. Dr. Christensen’s publications and presentations are often in conjunction with inservice teachers and pertain to social studies research, critical pedagogy, and the Reggio Emilia approach to early childhood education. More About Author

Shelia C. Baldwin

Shelia C. Baldwin’s education career spans 27 years, with seventeen years in public school and ten in higher education. As a high school teacher of English, Reading and ESL, she taught diverse students who were often struggling and disengaged, which inspired her to eventually pursue her Ph.D. Her early work in action research with high school students to study the cultural diversity in their environment was transformational in her perception of classroom life. Her interest, promoting collaboration between teachers and students in the exploration and implementation of alternative instructional approaches, has been a focal point in her... More About Author

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