Research and Education Reform

This book focuses on how OERI can better fulfill that mission in light of what is known about why prior education reforms have often failed, what is needed to enhance the effectiveness of such efforts, and what education research and ...

Author: National Research Council

Publisher: National Academies Press

ISBN: 9780309047296

Category: Education

Page: 204

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The Office of Educational Research and Improvement (OERI) in the U.S. Department of Education has a mandate for expanding knowledge of teaching and learning and for improving education in this country. This book focuses on how OERI can better fulfill that mission in light of what is known about why prior education reforms have often failed, what is needed to enhance the effectiveness of such efforts, and what education research and development can contribute to better schools. The history, mission, governance, organization, functions, operations, and budgets of OERI are analyzed. Recommendations are made for restructuring OERI, expanding funding, involving scholars from many fields, and engaging teachers and school principals in improvement efforts.

International Handbook of Research on Teachers and Teaching

The International Handbook of Research on Teachers and Teaching provides a fresh look at the ever changing nature of the teaching profession throughout the world.

Author: Lawrence J. Saha

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1489977473

Category: Education

Page: 1219

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The International Handbook of Research on Teachers and Teaching provides a fresh look at the ever changing nature of the teaching profession throughout the world. This collection of over 70 articles addresses a wide range of issues relevant for understanding the present educational climate in which the accountability of teachers and the standardized testing of students have become dominant.

Conducting Educational Research

Throughout the book, Daniel J. Boudah covers all types of research (including experimental, descriptive, qualitative, group designs, and single subject designs) and helps readers link research questions to designs, designs to data sources ...

Author: Daniel J. Boudah

Publisher: SAGE Publications, Incorporated

ISBN: 1544351690

Category: Education

Page: 304

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Designed to be used during the research process, Conducting Educational Research: Guide for Completing a Major Project, Second Edition, walks readers through each step of a research project or thesis, including developing a research question, performing a literature search, developing a research plan, collecting and analyzing data, drawing conclusions, and sharing the conclusions with others. Throughout the book, Daniel J. Boudah covers all types of research (including experimental, descriptive, qualitative, group designs, and single subject designs) and helps readers link research questions to designs, designs to data sources and data sources to appropriate analyses. Each chapter includes activities and exercises to ensure the researcher is asking the right questions and producing a quality project.

Practitioner Research in Education

Who best carries it out ? Can it be free from political influence ? While practitioner research is widely advocated, little is known about its effect on individuals, teams and the institution. In Practitioner Research in Education, the au

Author: David Middlewood

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9781853964435

Category: Education

Page: 179

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`This is a very simple but notable piece of work....they have done a service to education in providing evidence (and there is remarkably little elsewhere) that continuous professional development does pay off in terms of a better education for pupils in schools' - School Leadership and Management Much debate currently concerns the value of education research : how is it perceived by practitioners and students ? How useful and relevant is it ? Who best carries it out ? Can it be free from political influence ? While practitioner research is widely advocated, little is known about its effect on individuals, teams and the institution. In Practitioner Research in Education, the au

Action Research in South African Education

The book delves into his beliefs, attitudes and conceptions about the evolving discourse of Action Research in education and how it could be operationalised in varying educative contexts.

Author: TM Makoelle

Publisher: AFRICAN SUN MeDIA

ISBN: 9781928480327

Category: Education

Page: 144

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In an increasingly complex and challenging profession, the need for teachers, administrators and school systems to become involved in professional development activities is ever present. Action Research in South African Education: A Critical Praxis is a culmination of varying reflective accounts Professor Makoelle made as a teacher, an academic and a devoted action researcher. The book delves into his beliefs, attitudes and conceptions about the evolving discourse of Action Research in education and how it could be operationalised in varying educative contexts. The conversation fosters openness toward new ideas and learning new innovations, as well as giving teachers ownership of effective practices. It ultimately provides teachers with the necessary skills, knowledge, and focus to engage in meaningful inquiry about their professional practice.

Research in Education

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ISBN: UOM:39015023534244

Category: Education

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What Counts as Knowledge in Educational Settings

This volume of Review of Research in Education provides readers with multiple interpretations of how changing views of knowledge across educational contexts shape curricular decisions, learning opportunities, and theories of teaching.

Author: Gregory J. Kelly

Publisher: SAGE Publications, Incorporated

ISBN: 1412964334

Category: Education

Page: 388

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This volume of Review of Research in Education provides readers with multiple interpretations of how changing views of knowledge across educational contexts shape curricular decisions, learning opportunities, and theories of teaching. The chapters situate various interpretations of knowledge in historical, political, and policy contexts and examine the relevance of these interpretations for education.

Teacher Education in Times of Change

Teacher education in times of change offers a critical examination of teacher education policy in the UK and Ireland over the past three decades.

Author: Beauchamp, Gary

Publisher: Policy Press

ISBN: 9781447318538

Category: Education

Page: 308

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Teacher education in times of change offers a critical examination of teacher education policy in the UK and Ireland over the past three decades. Written by a research group from five countries, it makes international comparisons, and covers broader developments in professional learning, to place these key issues and lessons in a wider context.

Reconceptualizing Teaching Practice

This book addresses a variety of issues surrounding the field of inquiry into teaching practice that has become known as 'self-study', equivalent in many ways to the 'action research' movement, but at tertiary level.

Author: Mary Lynn Hamilton

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 0750708697

Category: Education

Page: 258

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Over the past ten years there has been increased interest in research on various aspects of teacher education, ranging from the preparation of teachers to continuing professional development. The increase of interest in how teachers become competent in very complex social settings is a result of a general recognition by researchers and policy makers alike that teachers are the key to any serious efforts at educational reform. This book addresses a variety of issues surrounding the field of inquiry into teaching practice that has become known as 'self-study', equivalent in many ways to the 'action research' movement, but at tertiary level.

Educational Research in an Age of Accountability

This text emphasizes how responses to the accountability movement in schools can be focused around using and understanding scientific inquiry.

Author: Robert E. Slavin

Publisher: Allyn & Bacon

ISBN: UVA:X030116198

Category: Education

Page: 404

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The book is designed to enable students to become intelligent consumers of educational research in order to help create effective and accountable learning environments. Written in a very clear and user-friendly style, this text focuses on understanding the intent of the researcher, the procedures, and the results so that students can use appropriate research findings to inform school change. This text emphasizes how responses to the accountability movement in schools can be focused around using and understanding scientific inquiry. It balances quantitative and qualitative research methodology and discusses action research and mixed methods in detail. Principles for conducting research and criteria for evaluating its overall credibility are presented in a concise manner. Students are shown how to analyze and evaluate research, and judge the usefulness of the findings for educational practice. In addition, students are shown how this knowledge can translate to their own classrooms.

Research on Educational Innovations

Towards an account of teaching general thinking skills that is compatible with the assumptions of sociocultural theory. Theory and Research in Education, 2(2), 143–159. White, W. (1988). Ameta-analysis of the effects of direct ...

Author: Arthur K. Ellis

Publisher: Eye On Education

ISBN: 9781930556966

Category: Education

Page: 232

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The fourth edition of this highly praised book includes coverage of evidence-based education and No Child Left Behind. Like the previous editions, it offers authoritative and balanced overviews to help you make distinctions between innovative programs backed up by sound research support and “faddish” ideas which lack a research base.

The Hidden Role of Software in Educational Research

This volume explores the ontology of software and the ways it is construed within educational policy discussions.

Author: Tom Liam Lynch

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1315751178

Category: Computers

Page: 216

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Educational research often discounts the uniqueness and ubiquity of software and the hidden political, economic and epistemological ways it impacts teaching and learning in K-12 settings. Drawing on theories and methodologies from English education, critical discourse analysis, multimodal semiotics and digital humanities, this volume exposes the problems of technology in schools and refocuses the conversation on software. This shifting of focus invites more nuanced questions concerning the role of software in school reform and classroom instruction, and takes a critical stance on software's role in education. This volume explores the ontology of software and the ways it is construed within educational policy discussions. It is beneficial to schools, companies, policy makers and practitioners seeking a more theoretical framework for technology in education.

Research and Supervision in Mathematics and Science Education

A necessary and unique addition to books in the field of postgraduate research and supervision, this volume's particular appeal stems from its practical approach, its creative future perspective, and the wide generalizability of the ...

Author: John A. Malone

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135461300

Category: Education

Page: 392

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Research and Supervision in Mathematics and Science Education provides student researchers and their supervisors with information about both the essentials of planning, conducting, reporting, and publishing qualitative research, and the characteristics of quality supervision. It is focused primarily for postgraduate research students in mathematics and science education and their supervisors. It will also be of interest to students and faculty in other disciplines that use educational and sociological research paradigms. The volume builds on two phenomena of recent years: first, the increasing momentum of postgraduate research in mathematics and science education and, second, the resulting need of those involved for knowledge about doing research and about engaging in quality supervision. The decision to address both research and supervision in one volume is a response to the fact that faculty who supervise postgraduate research often are in need of resources covering not only aspects of project and thesis supervision, but also the knowledge to assist students in research design, especially in the qualitative field. Drawing on recent research and practice, the authors of the chapters in this book illustrate approaches and strategies that have been used successfully with, and by, postgraduate students. The book also has a strong future orientation, describing how postgraduate supervision and research will change as more and more students gain access to and make use of the vast array of technological resources now available. A necessary and unique addition to books in the field of postgraduate research and supervision, this volume's particular appeal stems from its practical approach, its creative future perspective, and the wide generalizability of the thinking and ideas it presents.

Urban Teaching in America

This text supports faculty who are looking for increasingly creative approaches to exploring key educational issues with their students"--

Author: Andrea J. Stairs

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9781412980609

Category: Education

Page: 247

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"Urban Teaching in America: Theory, Research, and Practice in K-12 Classrooms is a brief but comprehensive text that provides undergraduate and graduate students in Education with an overview of urban teaching. The book synthesizes the work of urban education theorists, researchers, and practitioners into one place. Organized around eight authentic questions, the book offers preservice and inservice teachers opportunities for critical reflection and problem-posing not often seen in comparable course texts. This text supports faculty who are looking for increasingly creative approaches to exploring key educational issues with their students"--