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Developing Language Teacher Autonomy through Action Research

Authors: Dikilitaş, Kenan, Griffiths, Carol

  • Provides practical tools and strategies for those conducting action research
  • Informs scholars about action research as a form of professional development for teachers
  • Discusses other forms of research such as reflective practice, exploratory practice and lesson study
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About this book

This book advances the theory of action research, analyzing how it can be used to develop autonomy among language teachers. Although acknowledging that the research process is not always linear, the authors proceed according to a clear progression which teachers can adapt to their needs. They provide examples, narratives, questions and tasks, and give multiple ideas for establishing research questions, choosing appropriate methodologies, adapting to existing contexts, and collecting data. They also suggest possible instruments, and give clear instructions for carrying out the most common kinds of statistical procedures, and ideas for presenting, discussing, and writing up research findings. In spite of its practical bias, the book is theoretically and ethically rigorous, and contains an extensive glossary for quick and easy reference. It will appeal to trainee teachers, in-service teachers wanting to expand their own professional horizons or working for a higher qualification, and is an invaluable reference for teacher-educators and scholars.

About the authors

Kenan Dikilitaş is Assistant Professor in the ELT Department at Bahçeşehir University, İstanbul, Turkey. He has published articles and edited books on teacher research as a professional development strategy. His primary research interests are language teacher education and educational research. He is one of the committee members of IATEFL ReSIG.
Carol Griffiths is Associate Professor at Sabahattin Zaim Üniversitesi, İstanbul, Turkey. She has been a teacher, manager and teacher trainer of ELT for many years. She has taught in many places around the world, including New Zealand, Indonesia, Japan, China, North Korea, UK and Turkey. She has presented at numerous conferences and published widely. 

Table of contents (11 chapters)

  • Introduction to Action Research

    Dikilitaş, Kenan (et al.)

    Pages 1-44

  • Clarifying the Research Questions or Hypotheses

    Dikilitaş, Kenan (et al.)

    Pages 45-60

  • Research Methods: Options and Issues

    Dikilitaş, Kenan (et al.)

    Pages 61-87

  • Thinking About the Context: Setting (Where?) and Participants (Who?)

    Dikilitaş, Kenan (et al.)

    Pages 89-105

  • Collecting the Data

    Dikilitaş, Kenan (et al.)

    Pages 107-127

Buy this book

eBook £58.99
price for United Kingdom (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-50739-2
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover £74.50
price for United Kingdom (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-50738-5
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Developing Language Teacher Autonomy through Action Research
Authors
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-50739-2
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-50739-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-50738-5
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXVI, 304
Number of Illustrations and Tables
2 b/w illustrations, 15 illustrations in colour
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