A Critical Action Research Reader (Counterpoints #433) (Hardcover)

A Critical Action Research Reader (Counterpoints #433) By Shirley R. Steinberg (Editor), Patricia H. Hinchey (Editor) Cover Image
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This is book number 433 in the Counterpoints series.


Since its inception, action research has been the subject of confusion and controversy. Can something be research if it doesn't prove anything? Can something be action research if it's a project run by an expert who does not consider participants co-researchers? Questions multiply when the general term is limited to critical action research. What makes critical action research different from action research generally?
Can the action research project of a classroom teacher intended to raise standardized test scores properly be considered critical? Is there a role for advocacy in any enterprise calling itself research? If critical action research is distinct from traditional empirical research, then what formats make sense for sharing results? This highly diverse collection of previously unpublished and published works offers a sampling of opinions on key theoretical and methodological questions, complemented by a wide range of critical action research reports illustrating what various theories look like in practice. The book provides a sketch of the topography of critical action research terrain and illuminates some diverse paths through it.

About the Author

Patricia H. Hinchey is Professor of Education at Penn State and a Research Fellow at the National Education Policy Center (NEPC) at the University of Colorado, Boulder. She holds a doctorate from Teachers College, Columbia University, and has authored numerous articles as well as several books on topics including critical theory, education for civic engagement, action research, and teacher assessment. Dr. Hinchey is also a former director of a professional development unit for faculty on Penn State's regional campuses.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781433117596
ISBN-10: 1433117592
Publisher: Peter Lang Inc., International Academic Publi
Publication Date: November 23rd, 2015
Pages: 330
Language: English
Series: Counterpoints