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Benefits and barriers of action research

Read the following articles about action research (see attached):

"Action Research Fosters Empowerment and Learning Committees"
Themes in education: Action research.
"Supporting Technology Integration Through Action Research"
"Practical Strategies for Facilitating Classroom Teachers' Involvement in Action Research"

Answer the following questions:

a. What is your definition and/or understanding of action research?
b. What are the benefits of and barriers to action research?
c. Do you see the value of conducting classroom-based inquiries?
d. What are three questions you have about action research?

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a. What are your definition and/or understanding of action research?

Action research is a process in which a person has the opportunity to uncover solutions through a progressive problem-solving process. The outcome of this process is intended to improve practices and address issues that need to be updated/revised. Often this process involves an investigation process through activities rather than through analyzing theory.

b. What are the ...

Solution Summary

Benefits and barriers of action research are provided. The practical strategies for facilitating classroom teachers' involvement in action research are provided.