Action Research for Educators
The Context of the Classroom Setting Project Essay
Begin your 2 page Action Research Project essay document by developing the following part: Using APA style and references.
Part A: The Context of the Classroom Setting
1. What is your action Research question as a reading specialist?
2. Develop a contextual summary that clearly describes the background information of the problem, issue, dilemma, or idea you selected. Reminder: Your topic must be directly related to the content of your MSED specialization such as reading specialist. Be sure to explain the following in your contextual summary:
The continued challenge, issue, idea, or dilemma that is important to you that relates to P-12 student learning in your classroom or learning environment where you have control.
The background information, including student data that informed the problem, such as:
Past and current data related to the context of the problem.
Past student work samples to help illustrate the problem.
The context of your classroom setting in a way for others to understand your rationale for choosing this topic to pursue for your research. Be sure to include a discussion of data you collected from the classroom and scholarly research from the literature that supports your decision to pursue this journey of inquiry.
Mertler, C. A. (2017). Action research: Improving schools and empowering educators (5th ed.). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.
Efron, S. E., & Ravid, R. (2013). Action research in education: A practical guide. New York, NY: The Guilford Press.
Chapter 2, “Choosing and Learning About Your Research Topic” (pp. 13–38)
Chapter 3, “Approaches to Action Research” (p. 48)
Stringer, E. T. (2014). Action research (4th ed.). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.
Chapter 8, “Reports: Informing Stakeholders” (pp. 217–218)
Chapter 9, “Action Research and the Internet” (pp. 239–246)
Ballard, S. D. (2015). Action research. Knowledge Quest, 43(3), 44–48.
Lawlor, L. A., Hansen, C. C., Zambo, D., & Horn, P. (2015). Empowering teachers and engaging students. Educational Digest, 80(6), 4–8.
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