The context of the classroom setting
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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