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.
Cover; Contents; Preface; Foreword; Chapter 1 - Research Traditions in Education; Chapter 2 - Researching Professional Development; Chapter 3 - Professional Identity: who am I? What Kind of Practitioner am I?; Chapter 4 - Identifying an Area for Research; Chapter 5 - Finding, Reviewing and Managing Literature; Chapter 6 - Which Research Techniques to Use?; Chapter 7 - Critical Friendship, Critical Community and Collaboration; Chapter 8 - Qualitative Data Analysis; Chapter 9 - Quantitative Data Management, Analysis and Presentation of Questionnaire Surveys Chapter 10 - Writing up, Reporting and Publishing your ResearchChapter 11 - Evaluating and Disseminating Research; Resources for Research; References; Index
Description based upon print version of record. Includes bibliographical references (p. -218) and index.