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Action Research for School Leaders by Dean T. Spaulding, John Falco


Action Research for School Leaders by Dean T. Spaulding, John Falco

In this authoritative, action-oriented guide, current and future school leaders, building administrators, and action research team members get the research skills they need to improve schools by increasing student achievement. With its focus on building-level action research, Action Research for School Leaders provides readers with technical background and skills for reading and critiquing educational research, methods for applying current research and research methods, and a framework for conducting their own building-level action research for ongoing building improvement.

About the Author

Dean T. Spaulding, Ph.D. is an associate professor in educational psychology at The College of Saint Rose in Albany, New York. He teaches educational research methods and program evaluation. He is one of the authors of Methods in Educational Research: From Theory to Practice (2010) and the author of Program Evaluation in Practice: Core Concepts and Examples for Discussion and Analysis (2008). He has conducted program evaluation for the National Science Foundation (NSF), U.S. Department of Education, U.S. Department of Labor, New York City Department of Education, and New York State Department of Education, to name a few. Dr. Spaulding's evaluation work includes instructional coaches and teacher professional development, E2T2 Technology Integration programs, online professional development (OPD), elementary school counseling programs, Teacher Leadership Quality Partnerships programs, reading and literacy programs, Math Science Partnerships (MSP), STEM, nanotechnology, changing teacher practices through action research, and Model Transitional Programs (MTP) for Students with Special Needs. For the past 15 years he has worked extensively with school-leaders-in-training in the greater New York City area. He continues to work with school data teams and school leaders to improve student performance. Dr. Spaulding also serves as a lead consultant with Z Score Inc. and can be contacted at John Falco, Ed.D. currently serves as Director/Faculty of The Institute for New Era Educational Leadership and Innovation at The College of Saint Rose in Albany, New York. In addition to offering course work for New York State School Building Leader certification, The Institute provides professional development opportunities to educators throughout upstate New York. Dr. Falco has served as Superintendent and Deputy Superintendent in upstate New York, as well as Deputy Superintendent, Principal, and teacher in New York City. During his career, Dr. Falco has led collaborations that secured over $40 million in federal and state grants. He has served as a principal investigator for a U.S. Department of Education Technology Innovation Challenge Grant and co-principal investigator for a National Science Foundation grant. He has partnered with C-Span and Time Warner on cable-in-the-classroom pilot projects. Dr. Falco serves as co-editor of K-12 Video-conferencing: Best Practices and Trends (2007). He has contributed chapters to edited books and authored and co-authored research papers and articles in the area of technology. He has presented at conferences including the National Summit for Technology, Washington, D.C.; New York State Council of School Superintendents' conferences; New York State School Boards conferences; and New York State Reading Association conferences. Dr. Falco's work has been featured in District Administrator and Education Week, as well as PBS television and Tech Valley Report . Dr. Falco has won several awards, including being honored by the New York State Computer and Technology Educators as Outstanding Superintendent for 2000-2001. In addition, he was honored as Outstanding Superintendent on the floor of the New York State Assembly and by resolution in the New York State Senate. Dr. Falco received the Malinda Myers Education Partnerships Award from the Schenectady NAACP in 2004. The New York City Council recognized Dr. Falco as Outstanding Citizen in 1992 and on January 6, 2006 was named in his honor by proclamation of the Mayor of Schenectady. Dr. Falco received his B.A. from City College of New York; and M.S. from Long Island University; an M.Ed. from Teachers' College, Columbia University; and his Ed.D. from Seton Hall University.

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Publication date

27th December 2011


Dean T. Spaulding, John Falco

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Pearson an imprint of Pearson Education (US)


176 pages


Organization & management of education



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