School Leadership Through Action Research

Paperback | July 16, 2013

byJoyce P. Logan

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School Leadership Through Action Research is designed to help educators bridge the gap between educational research and its practical application in schools and classrooms. In it, educators see how to use education research in practical ways toward school improvement, and to bring professional literature and education research into the classroom to guide improvement planning and professional practice for student learning. Included is a CD that supplements the book to help users save time and get access to additional materials, electronic resources, sample planning and research planning guides, electronic blank forms, and additional guides and format they can use to make the work easier to do, while learning the action research process.

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School Leadership Through Action Research is designed to help educators bridge the gap between educational research and its practical application in schools and classrooms. In it, educators see how to use education research in practical ways toward school improvement, and to bring professional literature and education research into th...

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                                                        School Leadership Through Action Research by Joyce P. Logan     This action research resource is designed to help educators bridge the gap between educational research and its practical application in schools and classrooms.   School Leadership Through Action Resea...

Joyce P. Logan, Ed.D., is an emeritus associate professor of Educational Leadership Studies at the College of Education, University of Kentucky (UK). Dr. Logan’s primary responsibilities in this department included courses in leadership for school problem solving (action research) and leadership for human resources in schools. Other c...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:240 pages, 10.7 × 8.4 × 0.7 inPublished:July 16, 2013Publisher:Pearson EducationLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0132486016

ISBN - 13:9780132486019

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Table of Contents

Brief Table of Contents

Module 1: Using Action Research to Improve Student Achievement

Chapter 1: Action Research in School Settings

Chapter 2: A Knowledge Base for Action Research

Module 2: Identifying, Collecting, and Analyzing Research Data

Chapter 3: Data-informed Decision Making

Chapter 4: Data Organization, Summarization, and Analysis

Module 3: Summarizing Qualitative Data and Completing an Action Research

Report and Presentation

Chapter 5: Analysis and Interpretation of Qualitative Data

Document Coding

Chapter 6: Recommendations, Reports, and Reflection

Module 4: Bridging Research with Practice

Chapter 7: Action Research as Part of Professional Practice

Research Contributions to School Practice

Chapter 8: Research, Reflection, and Professional Growth

Example Action Research Reports

Glossary of Research Terms

Editorial Reviews

“The book gives an in-depth, very detailed, step by step guide to action research. This is an excellent resource for school practitioners.”   “The author successfully portrays their life experiences in action research and makes it practical to the reader. The author has a good grasp of professional development.” -Dr. Jason P. Sherlock, Assistant Principal, Bayard Rustin High School, West Chester, PA     “I like the fresh, down to earth approach. It is written with the premise that action research attempts to solve a specific problem, and it takes time to do so. The charts and examples are better than those in competing books.” -Dr. Stephen F. Midlock, Associate Professor, Coordinator — Ed.D. Program in Educational Leadership, College of Education, University of St. Francis, Joliet, IL           “The examples are a wonderful tool for readers who need that visual of 'what should this look like?' and I think that readers from a variety of backgrounds and experiences will find them useful and instructive.” -Emily Pettersen, 5th Grade Teacher, Chesterfield Elementary School, Eureka, MO