Teacher Action Research
Building Knowledge Democracies
- Gerald J. Pine - Boston College, USA
Action Research | Action Research/Practitioner Inquiry
“I have never seen a book on this topic with such intellectual depth. It is a great book to provoke thought, reflection, and discussion in an action research class. I see this having a huge impact on the discipline, with ‘knowledge democracy’ becoming a catchphrase around which dissertations, conferences, grants, and public policies are built.”
“Its greatest strength is that it is very different from other texts on action research. I believe that it could impact the ways ‘the academy’ views the place of action research in RESEARCH. Dissertations and publications counted in things such as tenure and promotion could move toward action research and be legitimized. I believe the author’s arguments and rationales are that compelling—kudos!”
"This is a wonderful book with deep insight into the relationship between teachers' action and result of student learning. It discusses from different angles impact of action research on student learning in the classroom. Writing samples provided at the back are wonderful examples."
A really useful reference book for students. I have recommended to students who are carrying out action research as it will be a valuable tool as they go through the process.
Excellent text ideal for M level students on the CPPD module of year two of PGCE course.
Sample Materials & Chapters
Chapter 2 - Teaching Action Research
Chapter 11 - Conducting Teacher Action Research