This book introduces readers who are also pre-service teachers to the powerful concept of action research research which stems from a practical problem and is planned and implemented by the people most likely to be affected by the findings - the teachers. This book provides the specifics of transforming the teacher (or preservice teacher ) into a reflective practitioner and action researcher.
A textbook which explains both how teachers can develop lessons with a consideration of educational theory and research, as well as how collecting systematic data from their own classrooms can be used to develop effective teaching strategies. These processes are termed, respectively, "reflective teaching" and "action research." After discussing the fundamentals of action research, the text looks at the application of specific principles of research and discusses the use of research design and control to more fully assess the impact of teachers' decisions. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)