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Practitioner Research and Professional Development in Education
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Practitioner Research and Professional Development in Education

First Edition


December 2003 | 240 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
Drawing directly on the work of teachers and other professional trainers concerned with programmes for continuing professional development, this book promotes action research for practitioners so as 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.

This book is for schoolteachers and others involved with professional training across all age phases, and for those who support teachers' professional development: university tutors, consultants and senior staff in LEAs. It is also suitable for police and nurse trainers, further education tutors and advisory teachers.

 
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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