The Palgrave International Handbook of Action Research

Editors: Rowell, Lonnie L., Bruce, Catherine D. and Shosh, Joseph M.
Publication Year: 2017
Publisher: Macmillan Publishers Ltd

Single-User Purchase Price: $210.00
Unlimited-User Purchase Price: $315.00
ISBN: 978-1-137-44108-9
Category: Social Sciences - Research Methods & Study Skills
Image Count: 47
Book Status: Available
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The Palgrave International Handbook of Action Research offers a vivid portrait of both theoretical perspectives and practical action research activity and related benefits around the globe, while attending to the cultural, political, social, historical and ecological contexts that localize, shape and characterize action research. This handbook sets a global action research agenda and map for readers to consider as they embark on new projects.

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Table of Contents

    • Foreword
    • Preface
    • Acknowledgments
    • List of Abbreviations
    • List of Figures
    • List of Photographs
    • List of Tables
    • Contributors
    • 1 Introduction - Lonnie L. Rowell, Catherine D. Bruce, Joseph M. Shosh and Margaret M. Riel
    • Part I Background and Contexts - Joseph M. Shosh
    • Preface to Background and Contexts
    • 2 Critical Participatory Action Research - Robin McTaggart, Rhonda Nixon and Stephen Kemmis
    • 3 Informal Action Research: The Nature and Contribution of Everyday Classroom Inquiry - Clive Beck
    • 4 Emancipatory Action Research as a Critical Living Praxis: From Dominant Narratives to Counternarratives - Margaret Ledwith
    • 5 Knowledge Democracy and Action Research: Pathways for the Twenty-First Century - Lonnie L. Rowell and Eunsook Hong
    • 6 Defining Action Research: On Dialogic Spaces for Constructing Shared Meanings - Lonnie L. Rowell, Margaret M. Riel and Elena Yu. Polush
    • Part II A World of Action Research - Catherine D. Bruce and Lonnie L. Rowell
    • Preface to A World of Action Research
    • 7 Action Research in the Canadian Context - Kurt W. Clausen
    • 8 An Emergent History of Educational Action Research in the English-Speaking World - Allan Feldman
    • 9 Participation and the Work of the Imagination: A Colombian Retrospective - Joanne Rappaport
    • 10 Action Research and Participatory Research in Brazil - Michel Thiollent and Maria Madalena Colette
    • 11 Community Action Research in Ireland: Improving Educational Outcomes Through Collaboration in the Dublin Docklands - Josephine Bleach
    • 12 Creating a Pedagogy of Vocational Training for Young People Not in Education, Employment, or Training - Gil Mason and Joan Walton
    • 13 The Experience of Lesson Study in the UK - Phil Wood, Alison Fox, Julie Norton and Maarten Tas
    • 14 A Snapshot of Action Research in and by Higher Education in Southern Africa - Lesley Wood, Catherine Dean, Pieter du Toit, Omar Esau, Angela James, Paul Mokhele and Ansurie Pillay
    • 15 Community-Led Mapping for Empowerment: Collectivizing Adults for Action in the Slums of India - Manoj Rai
    • 16 Learning About Action Research in and From the Middle East - Jean McNiff
    • 17 Transformative Education for Gross National Happiness: A Teacher Action Research Project in Bhutan - Rosalind Cooper and Timothy Bedford
    • 18 Action Research in the Sri Lankan Education System: A Historical Perspective - Godwin Kodituwakku
    • 19 The Status of Action Research in the People's Republic of China: A Review of Recent Literature - Lin Yuan
    • 20 Using Action Research for Educational Reform in the Nation of Mongolia: A Catalyst for Democratic Transformation - Candace Kaye, Jadambaa Badrakh, Narantsetseg Dorjgotov, Batdelger Jamsrandorj, Baigalmaa Chultum and Altangoo Orchirbat
    • 21 Educational Action Research in South Korea: Finding New Meanings in Practitioner-Based Research - Mina Kim and So Jung Kim
    • 22 Transforming Educational Practice Through Action Research: Three Australian Examples - Janette Bobis and Robyn Ewing
    • Part III Action Research Networks in Local and Global Contexts - Margaret M. Riel
    • Preface to Action Research Networks in Local and Global Contexts
    • 23 Networking at the Grassroots Level: Action Research Partnerships in Education - Suzy Thomas
    • 24 Practice and Theory in Action Research: Living-Theories as Frameworks for Action - Jack Whitehead
    • 25 Maintaining a Network of Critical Connections over Time and Space: The Case of CARN, the Collaborative Action Research Network - Ruth Balogh, Mary McAteer and Una Hanley
    • 26 Action Learning and Action Research Association (ALARA): History, Culture, and Sustainability - Ortrun Zuber-Skerritt and Ron Passfield
    • 27 Participatory Research in Asia (PRIA) - Rajesh Tandon
    • 28 Action Research Within the Tradition of Nordic Countries - Karin Rönnerman and Petri Salo
    • 29 Pedagogy Education Praxis Network (PEP): International Research Program - Stephen Kemmis, Karin Rönnerman and Christine Edwards Groves
    • 30 The Action Research Network of the Americas (ARNA): Constructing a New Network of North-South Convergence - Joseph M. Shosh, Lonnie L. Rowell, Margaret M. Riel and Catherine D. Bruce
    • Part IV Challenges, Tensions, and Issues in the Expanding Conceptions of Action Research - Joseph M. Shosh
    • Preface to Challenges, Tensions, and Issues in the Expanding Conceptions of Action Research
    • 31 Ethical, Epistemic, and Political Issues in Equity-Oriented Collaborative Community-Based Research - Samara S. Foster and Ronald David Glass
    • 32 Affecting a High School Culture of Writing: Issues and Dilemmas in Participatory Action Research - Terry Locke and Shaun Hawthorne
    • 33 Organisational Change in Non-Profit Human Services: Reflections on a Collaborative Action Research Approach to Working with Child, Youth, and Family Organisations - Robert Urquhart and Michael Wearing
    • Appendix to Organisational Change in Non-Profit Human Services: Reflections on a Collaborative Action Research Approach to Working with Child, Youth, and Family Organisations: Project Timetable
    • 34 Donor Influence in Community-Based Action Research: A Typology for Advancing Reflexive Decision-Making to Protect Essential Participatory Values - David P. Moxley, Valerie Thompson and Zermarie Deacon
    • 35 Praxis and Axis: Theory as Practice in a Melanesian Case Study - Anitra Nelson and Natalie Moxham
    • 36 Through a Lens of Reinterpretation: Roles in Facilitated Action Research - Rachel Perry and Tim McGarry
    • 37 Inside the Outside: Reflections on a Researcher's Positionality/Multiple “I's” - Nathalis Wamba
    • 38 Digital Technology in Service of Action Research - Margaret M. Riel
    • 39 Toward the Construction of a Local Knowledge Base on Teaching and Learning by and for Teachers and Learners - Joseph M. Shosh
    • 40 Action Research and the Development of Expertise: Rethinking Teacher Education - Margaret M. Riel and Lonnie L. Rowell
    • Part V Case Studies in Action Research - Catherine D. Bruce
    • Preface to Case Studies in Action Research
    • 41 Arts-Based and Participatory Action Research with Recycling Cooperatives - Jutta Gutberlet, Bruno Jayme de Oliveira and Crystal Tremblay
    • 42 Border Pedagogy and Orientación y Tutoría: A Case Study of USA–Mexico Collaborative Action Research - Shelley Barajas-Leyva and Lonnie L. Rowell
    • 43 E-readers’ Impact on Early Readers’ Engagement and Literacy Achievement - Alicia Wenzel and Cheryl Peterson
    • 44 Commentary on the Action Research Laboratory: A US School-based Action Research Program - Joseph C. Senese
    • 45 Fostering a School-Community Partnership for Mutual Learning and Development: A Participatory Action Learning and Action Research Approach - Lesley Wood and Bruce Damons
    • Part VI Looking Ahead - Joseph M. Shosh and Lonnie L. Rowell
    • Preface to Looking Ahead
    • 46 Learning Together: Dialogue, Collaboration, and Reciprocal Transformation in a Nicaraguan Educational Program - Sharon M. Ravitch, Matthew J. Tarditi, Nayibe Montenegro, Duilio Baltodano and Eveling Estrada
    • 47 Participatory Action Research for Recovery of the Senses and Sources of Historic Memory - César Osorio Sánchez
    • 48 Linking Foresight and Action: Toward a Futures Action Research - José Ramos
    • 49 Toward a Strategic Agenda for Global Action Research: Reflections on Alternative Globalization - Lonnie L. Rowell, Ruth Balogh, Christine Edwards-Groves, Ortrun Zuber-Skerritt, Doris Santos and Joseph M. Shosh
    • Erratum: The Palgrave International Handbook of Action Research