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How to Use Action Research in the Self-Renewing School
Emily F. Calhoun
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About This Book
Learning to inquire together, to generate knowledge and action simultaneously—that's action research. This book provides practical guidance for conducting schoolwide action research to improve student learning.
Emily Calhoun, a co-author of the ASCD book, The Self-Renewing School, provides detailed instructions for conducting schoolwide action research.
School staff should begin with a broad assessment of the health of the school or with the perception of a problem in one area, such as students' achievement in mathematics. Staff should obtain input from parents, community members, and students as the school begins the five-step cycle of action research:
Calhoun provides background information on the origins of action research, examples of data-collection forms and results of data analysis, and answers to commonly asked questions.
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About the Author
EMILY F. CALHOUN is Director of the Phoenix Alliance in Saint Simons Island, Ga. She has facilitated school-based and districtwide renewal programs and conducted extensive studies on the action research process. In her present position, Calhoun continues the work she began as teacher, curriculum consultant, county language arts coordinator, and coordinator of the University of Georgia League of Professional Schools.
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