Action Research for Educational Change, Paperback

Action Research for Educational Change Paperback

Part of the Developing Teachers & Teaching series


This book is concerned with action research as a form of teacher professional development.

In it, John Elliot traces the historical emergence and current significance of action research in schools.

He examines action research as a "cultural innovation" with transformative possibilities for both the professional culture of teachers and teacher educators in academia and explores how action research can be a form of creative resistance to the technical rationality underpinning government policy.

He explains the role of action research in the specific contexts of the national curriculum, teacher appraisal and competence-based teacher training.


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 176 pages, references, index
  • Publisher: Open University Press
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  • Category: Educational psychology
  • ISBN: 9780335096893



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