Becoming A Teacher Through Action Research: Process, Context, And Self-study by Donna Kalmbach PhillipsBecoming A Teacher Through Action Research: Process, Context, And Self-study by Donna Kalmbach Phillips

Becoming A Teacher Through Action Research: Process, Context, And Self-study

byDonna Kalmbach Phillips, Kevin CarrEditorDonna Kalmbach Phillips

Paperback | December 19, 2013

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Becoming a Teacher through Action Research, Third Edition skillfully interweaves the stories of pre-service teaching with the process of action research. This engaging text focuses specifically on the needs of pre-service teachers by providing assistance for all stages of the research experience, including guidance on how to select an area of focus, design a culturally-proficient study, collect and interpret data, and communicate findings.

With an updated introduction and two new chapters, this revised edition fully develops a convincing response to the framing question of the book, "Why pre-service teacher action research?" The new edition continues to focus on elements of trustworthy pre-service teacher action research, and provides a more robust overview of research methodology. Using additional activities, charts, and examples, this book offers support during the steps of writing a critical question, data collection, data analysis and the use of analytic memos.

New Features in the Third Edition include:

  • New chapters on ongoing data analysis and final data interpretation, which include practice scenarios and examples to give readers a deeper understanding of doing the work of action research processes;
  • An expanded chapter on action research methodology, which includes scaffolds for making methodological decisions, additional practice scenarios, and a revised action research design template;
  • New end-of-chapter Content and Process Questions to encourage deeper understanding;
  • New examples throughout, expanded additional glossary terms, enhanced literature review guidance, and updated templates to support action research projects;
  • An updated companion website with downloadable templates and additional instructor resources;
  • A revised interior text design to increase the accessibility of the text.

This one-of-a-kind guide continues to offer invaluable support for teacher-education students during a critical phase of their professional¿and personal¿lives.

Donna Kalmbach Phillips is Professor of Education at Pacific University, Oregon, USA. Kevin Carr is Professor of Science Education at Pacific University, Oregon, USA.
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Title:Becoming A Teacher Through Action Research: Process, Context, And Self-studyFormat:PaperbackDimensions:304 pages, 11 × 8.5 × 0.7 inPublished:December 19, 2013Publisher:Taylor and FrancisLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0415660491

ISBN - 13:9780415660495

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Table of Contents

INTRODUCTION

CH 1: BECOMING A STUDENT-TEACHER ACTION RESEARCHER

CH 2: DISCOVERING AN AREA OF FOCUS

CH 3: ACTION RESEARCH METHODOLOGY

CH 4: ACTION RESEARCH DESIGN

CH 5: ONGOING DATA ANALYSIS

CH 6: FINAL DATA INTERPRETATION

CH 7: TELLING THE STORY OF YOUR ACTION RESEARCH

CH 8: LIVING ACTION RESEARCH AS A PROFESSIONAL EDUCATOR