Reflecting Where the Action Is: The Selected Works of John Elliott by John ElliottReflecting Where the Action Is: The Selected Works of John Elliott by John Elliott

Reflecting Where the Action Is: The Selected Works of John Elliott

byJohn ElliottEditorJohn Elliott

Hardcover | December 7, 2006

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John Elliott has been a leading researcher, writer and thinker in education for thirty years, and has contributed over twenty books and five hundred articles to the field. This book brings together sixteen of his key writings, drawn together to show the development of his most important ideas and theories and to celebrate his career to date.

Starting with a specially written introduction, John Elliott gives an overview of his career and contextualises his selection. The chapters cover:

  • rethinking educational research
  • doing classroom action research
  • pedagogy as form of action research
  • the challenge of action research.

This book forms a single easy-access resource for researchers, academics and students who want a introduction to educational theory and an overview of John Elliott's key ideas.

John Elliott is Professor of Education within the Centre for Applied Research in Education, which he directed from 1996-99. He is also a former Dean of the School of Education and Professional Development (1992-95). John Elliott is well-known internationally for his role in developing the theory and practice of action research in the c...
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Title:Reflecting Where the Action Is: The Selected Works of John ElliottFormat:HardcoverDimensions:240 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.8 inPublished:December 7, 2006Publisher:Taylor and FrancisLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0415369355

ISBN - 13:9780415369350

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Table of Contents

Introduction: The School-Based Curriculum Development Movement Curriculum Development as a Pedagogical Experiment Essay 1: A Curriculum for the Study of Human Affairs - The Contribution of Lawrence Stenhouse  Essay 2: Developing Hypotheses about Classrooms from Teachers¿ Practical Constructs - An Account of the Work of the Ford Teaching Project Holding Teachers to Account Essay 3: Preparing Teachers for Classroom Accountability  Essay 4: Self-Evaluation and Teacher Competence Paradigms of Educational Research Essay 5: Classroom Research - Science or Commonsense  Essay 6: Educational Theory, Practical Philosophy and Action Research  Essay 7: Implications of Classroom Research for Professional Development Conceptions of Teaching as an Evidence-Based Profession Essay 8: Making Evidence-Based Practice Educational  Essay 9: Using Research to Improve Practice - The Notion of Evidence-Based Practice  Essay 10: Re-Thinking Pedagogy as the Aesthetic Ordering of Learning Experiences Resolving the Dualism of Theory and Practice Essay 11: Doing Action Research-Doing Practical Philosophy - What the Academy does with an Antagonistic View of Educational Inquiry  Essay 12: The Struggle to Redefine the Relationship between ¿Knowledge¿ and ¿Action¿ in the Academy - Some Reflections on Action Research