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:
- New chapters on ongoing data analysis and final data interpretation, which include practice scenarios and examples to give readers a deeper understanding of doing the work of action research processes;
- An expanded chapter on action research methodology, which includes scaffolds for making methodological decisions, additional practice scenarios, and a revised action research design template;
- New end-of-chapter Content and Process Questions to encourage deeper understanding;
- New examples throughout, expanded additional glossary terms, enhanced literature review guidance, and updated templates to support action research projects;
- An updated companion website with downloadable templates and additional instructor resources;
- A revised interior text design to increase the accessibility of the text.
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.
Table of Contents
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
Donna Kalmbach Phillips is Professor of Education at Pacific University, Oregon, USA.
Kevin Carr is Professor of Science Education at Pacific University, Oregon, USA.
Please visit our companion website for additional support materials.