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The Action Research Guidebook

3rd Edition

A Process for Pursuing Equity and Excellence in Education

Richard D. Sagor; Charlene Williams
eISBN-13: 9781506380612

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Think of yourself as an educational architect


Action research is your essential tool for designing and building a better classroom or school. You know your students best, and by digging deeper into a challenge or research question and then taking informed action, you can achieve far more than any cookie-cutter curriculum or canned program. This empowering introduction to action research is ideal for new and veteran teachers, as well as principals, counselors, and other educators who are committed to school improvement. In the third edition of this bestselling guidebook, you’ll find:

New insights on how to use reflective practice, qualitative and quantitative methods, and culturally responsive teaching to improve the success of all students
A field-tested, four-stage action research process to lead you from brainstorming to breakthrough, with step-by-step instructions in plain English
More illustrative examples, charts, handouts, worksheets, and sample action research reports to demystify and simplify the action research process

By tapping into the power of action research, you can improve overall student performance, eliminate achievement gaps, and enhance your own efficacy and morale.


"The most successful educators are those that purposefully reflect on their practices, with a focus on how and to what degree these practices impact student learning. This book provides a four-stage structured approach for teachers and administrators to engage in action research, with the ultimate goal being to move our schools and classrooms closer to universal student success."

Eric Carbaugh, Associate Professor of Education

James Madison University



"I love the four-step model and how it is emphasized throughout the text. This approach clearly makes the text unique and a ′must read′ for all teachers wanting to enhance their teaching through action research."

Christopher J. Maglio, Professor of Education, Research Methods, and Design

Truman State University

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ISBNs 9781506350158, 9781506350158, 9781506350158, 9781506380612, 9781506380599, 1506380611
Language English
Number of Pages 288
Edition 3rd