Becoming a Teacher through Action Research, Third Edition skillfully interweaves the stories of pre-service teaching with the process of action research. This engaging text focuses specifically on the needs of pre-service teachers by providing assistance for all stages of the research experience, including guidance on how to select an area of focus, design a culturally-proficient study, collect and interpret data, and communicate findings.
With an updated introduction and two new chapters, this revised edition fully develops a convincing response to the framing question of the book, "Why pre-service teacher action research?" The new edition continues to focus on elements of trustworthy pre-service teacher action research, and provides a more robust overview of research methodology. Using additional activities, charts, and examples, this book offers support during the steps of writing a critical question, data collection, data analysis and the use of analytic memos.
New Features in the Third Edition include:
This one-of-a-kind guide continues to offer invaluable support for teacher-education students during a critical phase of their professional—and personal—lives.
CH 1: BECOMING A STUDENT-TEACHER ACTION RESEARCHER
CH 2: DISCOVERING AN AREA OF FOCUS
CH 3: ACTION RESEARCH METHODOLOGY
CH 4: ACTION RESEARCH DESIGN
CH 5: ONGOING DATA ANALYSIS
CH 6: FINAL DATA INTERPRETATION
CH 7: TELLING THE STORY OF YOUR ACTION RESEARCH
CH 8: LIVING ACTION RESEARCH AS A PROFESSIONAL EDUCATOR