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ERIC Number: EJ931514
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Aug
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0742-5627
Action Research as Signature Pedagogy in an Education Doctorate Program: The Reality and Hope
Zambo, Debby
Innovative Higher Education, v36 n4 p261-271 Aug 2011
Debates about the education doctorate continue; and, while some individuals focus on the problematic, others work to distinguish this degree from the Ph.D. The author is part of the latter, and in this article I explain how faculty members at one university are using action research as a signature pedagogy to create stewards of practice, that is, school leaders who have the knowledge, skills, and dispositions to pinpoint educational problems, design solutions, and create effective change. A content analysis of action research dissertations was used to prove stewardship. I investigated the challenges that sparked students' actions; the actions they took in response; and the benefits, if any, they gained from this experience.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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