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Participatory Action Research For Educational Leadership

Author : E. Alana James
ISBN : 9781412937771
Genre : Education
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While written for mastersÆ students in any Educational Leadership concentration, this is a core text for departments that teach action research as a primary research methodology or a supplemental text for those that place it in a range of research methods. The book provides a readable overview of the PAR process similar to professional learning communities in schools. Its design reaches out to visual learners as graphic elements guide graduate students through the research methods they need to successfully complete rigorous projects. The results of the original PAR study and continued work with educational leaders lead us to believe that this approach ultimately produces the results school leaders seek and appreciate. Key Features: o Clear process through both the PAR steps employing a research logic model throughout. This benefits the graduate student or educational leader by leading them to data driven outcomes that are valid, credible and reliableGraphic elements guide the reader through the process and aid the visual learner in keeping track of the concepts behind the theory. o Reflective questions precede each section. This increases the reflective practices and routines of the reader as appropriate to the PAR process. o Tasks, written for both groups and individuals, aid participatory teams in working towards consensus and strong research designs o Practitioner stories make the lessons real and ease the emotional unease that come from tackling research practices the first time. Intended Audience: This book represents the evolution of PAR from a soft science to a process appropriate for educators in todayÆs data driven environments or for graduate students whose thesis needs to pass the recommendations of professors steeped in positivist traditions.

Action Research

Author : Craig A. Mertler
ISBN : 9781412988896
Genre : Education
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Action Research: Improving Schools and Empowering Educators, 3rd Edition introduces practising educators to the process of conducting classroom-based action research. The book's practicality stems from its focus on research methods and procedures that educators can use with their everyday instructional practices, classroom activities, and school procedures. New to this edition: -additional information on developing and writing a literature review -expanded discussion of institutional review boards, parental consent forms, and minor assent forms -two new examples of complete action research reports -author-created video clips and interviews with educator-researchers on various aspects of action research.

The Sage Encyclopedia Of Educational Research Measurement And Evaluation

Author : Bruce B. Frey
ISBN : 9781506326160
Genre : Education
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In an era of curricular changes and experiments and high-stakes testing, educational measurement and evaluation is more important than ever. In addition to expected entries covering the basics of traditional theories and methods, other entries discuss important sociopolitical issues and trends influencing the future of that research and practice. Textbooks, handbooks, monographs and other publications focus on various aspects of educational research, measurement and evaluation, but to date, there exists no major reference guide for students new to the field. This comprehensive work fills that gap, covering traditional areas while pointing the way to future developments. Features: Nearly 700 signed entries are contained in an authoritative work spanning four volumes and available in choice of electronic and/or print formats. Although organized A-to-Z, front matter includes a Reader’s Guide grouping entries thematically to help students interested in a specific aspect of education research, measurement, and evaluation to more easily locate directly related entries. (For instance, sample themes include Data, Evaluation, Measurement Concepts & Issues, Research, Sociopolitical Issues, Standards.) Back matter includes a Chronology of the development of the field; a Resource Guide to classic books, journals, and associations; and a detailed Index. Entries conclude with References/Further Readings and Cross References to related entries. The Index, Reader’s Guide themes, and Cross References will combine to provide robust search-and-browse in the e-version.

Research Action And Change

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ISBN : 0978879368
Genre : Education
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"An introduction to action research in Catholic schools through the specific lens of community and spirituality, including original research from Catholic school leaders"--Provided by publisher.

Annual Meeting Program

Author : American Educational Research Association
ISBN : 01639676
Genre : Education
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Jsl Vol 10 N1

Author : JOURNAL OF SCHOOL LEADERSHIP
ISBN : 9781475811216
Genre : Education
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The Journal of School Leadership is broadening the conversation about schools and leadership and is currently accepting manuscripts. We welcome manuscripts based on cutting-edge research from a wide variety of theoretical perspectives and methodological orientations. The editorial team is particularly interested in working with international authors, authors from traditionally marginalized populations, and in work that is relevant to practitioners around the world. Growing numbers of educators and professors look to the six bimonthly issues to: deal with problems directly related to contemporary school leadership practice teach courses on school leadership and policy use as a quality reference in writing articles about school leadership and improvement.

The National Guide To Educational Credit For Training Programs

Author : Jo Ann Robinson
ISBN : 1573566055
Genre : School credits
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For more than 25 years, this guide has been the trusted source of information on thousands of educational courses offered by business, labor unions, schools, training suppliers, professional and voluntary associations, and government agencies. These courses provide academic credit to students for learning acquired at such organizations as AT&T, Citigroup, Delta Air Lines, General Motors University, NETg, and Walt Disney World Resort. Each entry in the comprehensive INational GuideR provides: L L DBL Course title L DBL Location of all sites where the course is offeredL DBL Length in hours, days, or weeks L DBL Period during which the credit recommendation appliesL DBL Purpose for which the credit was designed L DBL Learning outcomes L DBL Teaching methods, materials, and major subject areas coveredL DBL College credit recommendations offered in four categories (by level of degrees) and expressed in semester hours and subject areas(s) in which credit is applicable. L L The introductory section includes ACE Transcript Service information. For more than 25 years, this guide has been the trusted source of information on thousands of educational courses offered by business, labor unions, schools, training suppliers, professional and voluntary associations, and government agencies. These courses provide academic credit to students for learning acquired at such organizations as AT&T, Citigroup, Delta Air Lines, General Motors University, NETg, and Walt Disney World Resort. Each entry in the comprehensive INational GuideR provides: L L DBL Course title L DBL Location of all sites where the course is offeredL DBL Length in hours, days, or weeks L DBL Period during which the credit recommendation appliesL DBL Purpose for which the credit was designed L DBL Learning outcomes L DBL Teaching methods, materials, and major subject areas coveredL DBL College credit recommendations offered in four categories (by level of degrees) and expressed in semester hours and subject areas(s) in which credit is applicable. L L The introductory section includes ACE Transcript Service information.

Evaluation In Decision Making

Author : Naftaly S. Glasman
ISBN : 9789400926691
Genre : Education
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This book is about the practice of decision making by school principals and about ways to improve this practice by capitalizing on evaluation dimensions. Much has been written on decision making but surprisingly little on decision making in the school principalship. Much has been also written on evaluation as well as on evaluation and decision making, but not much has been written on evaluation in decision making, especially decision making in the principalship. This book presents two messages. One is that decision making in the principalship can be studied and improved and not only talked about in abstract terms. The other message is that evaluation can contribute to the understanding of decision making in the principalship and to the improvement of its practice. In this book we call for the conception of an evaluation-minded principal, a principal who has a wide perspective on the nature of evaluation and its potential benefits, a principal who is also inclined to use evaluation perceptions and techniques as part of his/her decision-making process. This book was conceived in 1985 with the idea to combine thoughts about educational administration with thoughts about educational evaluation. Studies of decision making in the principalship had already been on their way. We decided to await the findings, and in the meantime we wrote a first conceptual version of evaluation in decision making. As the studies were completed we wrote a first empirical version of same.

Data Driven Decision Making For Effective School Leadership

Author : Anthony G. Picciano
ISBN : 0131187228
Genre : Education
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Data Driven Decision Making for Effective School Leadership is a brief supplement for K-12 inservice teachers (especially those served by ASCD). It explores the role of data in making effective instructional, financial, and administrative decisions in schools. This is a significant issue in Educational Administration, and, in today's standards-based testing environment in K-12 education. The book covers concepts and foundations of data-driven decision making, basic applications, and basic statistical concepts. For inservice K-12 teachers, especially those served by ASCD.

Active Learning

Author : Dana E. Wright
ISBN : 9781317588252
Genre : Education
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While many educators acknowledge the challenges of a curriculum shaped by test preparation, implementing meaningful new teaching strategies can be difficult. Active Learning presents an examination of innovative, interactive teaching strategies that were successful in engaging urban students who struggled with classroom learning. Drawing on rich ethnographic data, the book proposes participatory action research as a viable approach to teaching and learning that supports the development of multiple literacies in writing, reading, research and oral communication. As Wright argues, in connecting learning to authentic purposes and real world consequences, participatory action research can serve as a model for meaningful urban school reform. After an introduction to the history and demographics of the working-class West Coast neighborhood in which the described PAR project took place, the book discusses the "pedagogy of praxis" method and the project’s successful development of student voice, sociopolitical analysis capacities, leadership skills, empowerment and agency. Topics addressed include an analysis and discussion of the youth-driven PAR process, the reactions of student researchers, and the challenges for adults in maintaining youth and adult partnerships. A thought-provoking response to current educational challenges, Active Learning offers both timely implications for educational reform and recommendations to improve school policies and practices.

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