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Practical Action Research A Collection of Articles by Richard A. Schmuck

Practical Action Research A Collection of Articles


Practical Action Research A Collection of Articles by Richard A. Schmuck

Practical Action Research, Second Edition is a compilation of critical commentaries that offer practical steps for understanding and implementing action research. The contributors demonstrate how educators can reflect, collect data, and create alternative ways to improve their practice in the classroom and schoolwide. Through the voices of experts from the field, the book provides concrete examples of how action research can transform educational challenges into solutions. This updated edition includes seven new articles, along with a series of inspiring case studies that demonstrate how action research can be used to improve a variety of school situations.


Schoolwide renewal and improvement occurs only when a group of dedicated professionals decide to study and reflect on what they are doing and how it affects the students in their school and classrooms. Schmuck provides multiple examples of how school professionals use action research in their quest for improving the school experience for children. -- Shaneen Bell, President and CEO

About the Author

Richard A. Schmuck is professor emeritus at the University of Oregon, where he chaired the dissertations of 132 doctoral students who are from all parts of the world. He taught thousands of other educators worldwide about action research, group dynamics, and organization development. He has served on the faculties of the University of Michigan, Temple University, and Leuven University (Belgium), was the first president of the International Association for the Study of Cooperation in Education. Schmuck is a visiting Professor at Arizona State University-West. Schmuck is the author of 20 books and 190 articles. His best-known book is Group Processes in the Classroom (with Patricia Schmuck), now in its eighth edition. He received The Stevens Award from the Northwest Women in Educational Administration to honor his support of women in administration and his commitment to equity, justice, and democracy. He received the Campbell Lifetime Achievement Award from the University Council on Educational Administration for superior scholarship, distinguished service, and recognized international leadership and to celebrate an extraordinary and generous career. Schmuck continues to teach, consult, and write.

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Publication date

23rd October 2008


Richard A. Schmuck

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SAGE Publications Inc


248 pages


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