ACTION RESEARCH: NOT JUST FOR THE CLASSROOM

Kurt W. Clausen

Abstract


When it comes to action research, some people seemed convinced that classroom teachers have a corner on the market. There does seem to be a natural fit. Research questions emerge all the time when students are involved, and they seem prepared to act as willing participants in any project that one might throw at them (providing it gets them away from a boring routine). Traditionally, teachers have toggled between purveyors of knowledge and educational leaders, so a fertile ground exists as the classroom becomes a nursery for researcher empowerment. However, in focusing on this area of action research, meta-analysis can, at times, overshadow the many other disciplines and workplaces that employ action research as standard practice.

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