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Editors: Myint Swe Khine and Issa M. Saleh (University of Bahrain, Manama, Kingdom of Bahrain)
Book Description:
Practitioner research is not a new concept in education and many teachers had attempted to enact and study their own practices with the view of improving teaching effectiveness. Over the past decade there has been increased interests in teachers’ investigation of own practice in their classrooms. However, the findings of many of these studies are often not treated seriously by education scholars and policymakers, and not widely disseminated to others. This book identifies pertinent issues related to practitioner research and describes recent attempts in theorizing teacher research, outlining research agenda, promoting the culture of teacher-led research, building capacity, developing models and examining current thinking about practitioner research. (Imprint: Nova Press)


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Table of Contents:
Part I: Practitioner Research Methodologies

Chapter 1. Mapping the Creative Journeying in Practitioner Research
(Pamela Burnard, Elizabeth Kelly and James Biddulph, University of Cambridge, UK) pp.1-14

Chapter 2. Researching with Young People: Investigating Teaching and Learning through Students’ Eyes
(Susan Groundwater-Smith, University of Sydney, Australia)pp.15-28

Chapter 3. Evolving New Methodologies in Practitioner Research: The Case of Visual Methods
(Morwenna Griffiths and Zoè Williamson, Edinburgh University, UK)pp.29-50

Chapter 4. Practitioner Research and In-Service University Courses: Theoretical Concepts and Evaluation
(Franz Rauch, University of Klagenfurt, Austria)pp.51-66

Chapter 5. Video as a Visual Method within Practitioner Research
(Mark Hadfield, University of Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
(Kaye Haw, University of Nottingham, UK)pp.67-80

Part II: Case Studies in Practitioner

Chapter 6. The Evolution of One Teacher's Interventions with Students Working in Groups
(Sarah Quebec Fuentes, Texas Christian University, USA)pp.81-102

Chapter 7. Teaching Strategies for Using Simulations in the Classroom: A Descriptive Case Study
(Norman Price, Abi Leibovitch, and John J. Clement
University of Massachusetts – Amherst, USA)pp.103-140

Chapter 8. Urban Teachers Speak Out on Their Changing Views of Diversity: Using Portfolios and Case Studies as Best Practices to Capture Complex Ecologies in the Classroom
(Sabrina Mims-Cox, California State University-Los Angeles, USA)pp.141-166

Chapter 9. Educating the Reflective Practitioner or Just Training for Field Testing Research?
(Juny Montoya-Vargas, Sonia H. Castellanos-Galindo
Laura E. Fonseca-Duque, Universidad de Los Andes, Columbia)pp.167-186

Chapter 10. The Web as a Driving Force for Research into Teaching Practice in University Teaching
(Miguel Sola, Manuel Fernández, Noelia Alcaraz, José Francisco Murillo
University of Málaga, Spain) pp.187-204

Index pp.205-213

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      Education in a Competitive and Globalizing World
   Binding: Hardcover
   Pub. Date: 2011 - 2nd quarter
   Pages: 7 x 10 213pp.
   ISBN: 978-1-61761-744-7
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