Integrating Teaching, Learning, and Action Research
Enhancing Instruction in the K-12 Classroom
- Ernest T. Stringer - Curtin University, Australia
- Lois McFadyen Christensen - University of Alabama at Birmingham, USA
- Shelia C. Baldwin - Monmouth University, USA
Early Childhood Curriculum | Education | Teaching in Secondary Schools
Complements one chapter on Action Research. I use it as a supplemental reading.
very informative for research module
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.
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.
Sample Materials & Chapters
Chapter 1 - Action Research in Teaching and Learning