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Practitioner Research and Professional Development in Education

Practitioner Research and Professional Development in Education

First Edition

March 2004 | 240 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
Practical, accessible and up-to-date, this book draws directly on the work of teachers and other professional trainers concerned with programs for continuing professional development. It promotes action research for practitioners to develop qualities of critical appraisal and analysis of practice, appropriate to professional contexts.

The authors suggest activities and give support for teaching, and evaluation of teaching, by using actual examples of teacher research into professional issues. They also aim to encourage teachers' narrative writing and autobiographical approaches to researching their professional lives. There is a specific focus on processes of professional development, which connects with current needs, demands, and challenges of the modernized profession. This book will support those involved in appraisal activity, performance management and threshold application.

Research Traditions in Education
Researching Professional Development
Professional Identity
Who Am I? What Kind of Practitioner Am I?

Identifying an Area for Research
Finding, Reviewing and Managing Literature
Which Research Techniques to Use?
Critical Friendship, Critical Community and Collaboration
Qualitative Data Analysis
Quantitative Data Management, Analysis and Presentation of Questionnaire Surveys
Writing up, Reporting and Publishing Your Research
Evaluating amd Disseminating Research
Resources for Research

A useful book for research design, especially the data analysis and report writing chapters.

Dr Nicola Phillips
Faculty of Science and Engineering, Manchester Metropolitan University
May 7, 2015

Very good introduction to the m,ain issues and discussions within the field of practitioner research and professionel development.

Mr Christian Lystbaek
Institute of Business and Technology, Aarhus University
December 27, 2012

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Foreword by Stephen Newman

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