Recommended Readings for Action Research

Taking Back the Classroom through Teacher Research
This is a solid overview of the potential of collaborative inquiry and the use of data (action research process) by teachers to insurance that student learning is on-going and continuous.
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The Collaborative Action Research Network
The Collaborative Action Research Network site is to be found at the University of East Anglia.
Among other things, this network offers a discussion list for subscribers.
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What is Participatory Action Research?
A short paper indentifying some of the main characteristics of participatory action research.
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Kurt Lewin and Action Research
Kurt Lewin is said to be the ‘founder’ of action research. This brief biography provides a very quick overview of his background and expertise.
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Action Research: A Guide to Reading
A review of the history of action research as well as the types of action research that have the potential to lead to positive change.
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Teacher As Researcher
This ERIC Digest article provides an overview of why teachers can and should act as action researchers in their own profession.
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Research Questions that Teachers Ask
This article from the National Reading Research Center School Research Consortium provides examples of issues that teachers have as well as the key questions they ask when beginning action research studies.
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