Goal Pursuit in Education Using Focused Action Research

Authors: Piggot-Irvine, Eileen

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Not everyone finds goals easy to select or focus on, despite escalating evidence of their importance in education. This book offers a simple action research approach to goal pursuit, favoring depth, informed decision making, and an improvement orientation. It presents practical, yet academically informed, ideas, and has real case study examples.

About the authors

Eileen Piggot-Irvine is Professor of Leadership at Royal Roads University (Victoria, Canada) and an Adjunct Professor at Griffith University (Brisbane, Australia). She was formerly Director of the New Zealand Action Research and Review Centre (NZARRC), Director of the New Zealand Principal and Leadership Centre (NZPLC), senior lecturer at Massey University, and Head of the Education Management Centre, a successful consultancy practice facilitating hundreds of leadership development workshops and completed performance reviews with 110 principals. She has published four books (two on performance review in schools, two on action research), multiple book chapters, approximately 50 peer-reviewed journal articles, and presented too many keynotes to count. She has directed 11 evaluation contracts in the education sector (several at a national level) and recently won a national Canadian grant to lead a team of researchers investigating the impact of action research. Most importantly, Eileen is dedicated to making complex educational issues accessible and usable in the education sector.

Table of contents (6 chapters)

  • Introduction to How a Reluctant Goal Pursuer Became Converted

    Piggot-Irvine, Eileen

    Pages 1-12

  • Why Should You Engage in Goal Pursuit?

    Piggot-Irvine, Eileen

    Pages 13-30

  • A Simple, Yet Detailed, Model for Goal Pursuit

    Piggot-Irvine, Eileen

    Pages 31-56

  • How the FAR Model Encourages Shift in Depth, Lift in Challenge, and Collaboration

    Piggot-Irvine, Eileen

    Pages 57-75

  • What This Looks Like in a Real Case Study

    Piggot-Irvine, Eileen

    Pages 76-87

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Goal Pursuit in Education Using Focused Action Research
Authors
Copyright
2015
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan US
Copyright Holder
Eileen Piggot-Irvine
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-50512-5
DOI
10.1057/9781137505125
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-50511-8
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-50582-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 111
Number of Illustrations and Tables
31 b/w illustrations
Topics