Action Research and School Improvement

Graduate Education Walker School of Education

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Action Research and School Improvement

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Walker School of Education


This course is designed to provide an introduction to the action research process. Emphasis will be placed on three main areas: 1) helping candidates become strong consumers of educational research, 2) providing foundational instruction and guidance in planning, conducting and reporting action research, and 3) applying professional writing skills. This course is designed to provide Candidates with the knowledge and skills that help them identify and explore research issues related to leading, teaching and learning, particularly as it relates to school improvement. The Candidate will learn the requirements/framework for the School Improvement Action Research Paper and begin collaborating with building leadership and the Midland Candidate Advocate to identify leadership needs that could substantially assist the school with their school improvement.



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