Ethics in Action Research: AR Podcast Episode 17

Ethics in Action Research: AR Podcast Episode 17

By Shikha Diwakar

This article is a review of an episode of the Action Research Podcast. In Episode 17, co-hosts Adam Stieglitz (PhD candidate) and Dr. Joe Levitan talked with Dr. Mary Brydon-Miller about some of the tricky concepts like navigating power differentials as an action researcher; conventional versus covenantal ethics; challenges within IRB and the human subject review system; ethical imperialism; and why we need a new system to evaluate ethics in action research. . . .

Montréal-Est, CA
A Reflection from the Action Research Podcast Episode 16

A Reflection from the Action Research Podcast Episode 16

By Adam Stieglitz

This article is a short reflection of The Action Research Podcast episode 16 with Dr. Deborah L Schussler, where we talk about how different methodological approaches relate to action research. I reflect on this episode from three different lenses: co-host, action researcher, and podcast listener. The Action Research Podcast is a recurring (iterative) podcast meant to bring action research theory and practice to life for our listeners. In each episode, . . .

Calca, PE
The Action Research Podcast – Episode 15: Democratizing Knowledge Production in Action Research

The Action Research Podcast – Episode 15: Democratizing Knowledge Production in Action Research

By Vanessa Gold

This article is a review of an episode of the Action Research Podcast. In Episode 15, co-hosts Adam Stieglitz and Joe Levitan talked with Lonnie Rowell about important issues within Action Research, knowledge democratization, knowledge production, and the variety of approaches to action research. The Action Research Podcast is a way to bring academic endeavors, particularly research initiatives, to life. . .

Montréal, CA
Welcome to The Action Research Podcast

Welcome to The Action Research Podcast

By Adam Stieglitz; Vanessa Gold; Shikha Diwakar; Joe Levitan

The purpose of this project is to expose a new form of knowledge inquiry and dissemination through the use of podcasting. Dr. Joe Levitan and Adam Stieglitz created “The Action Research Podcast” as an attempt to push back on the standard approach to accessing meaningful knowledge, specifically in the academic realm. As co-hosts, Adam and Joe feel it is important to create a platform for renowned scholars to share their lived experiences . . .

Calca, PE
Power in schools: An ex-teacher returns as a researcher

Power in schools: An ex-teacher returns as a researcher

By Dave McPartlan

This writing is for teachers who are either returning to schools to conduct research or are hoping to conduct research within their own institution. I explore how my previous role may have been seen by the young people within the school and how that impacted on the young people’s perceptions of me. The aim of the writing is to investigate what we can learn from the . . .

Hexham, ENG, GB
The Triple Jeopardy for Muslim Women in Educational Leadership

The Triple Jeopardy for Muslim Women in Educational Leadership

By Shasha Dhesi

The aim of this research is to explore real life experiences of Muslim women in education and educational leadership. It aims to promote an awareness and discussion of the unique experiences of Muslim women and highlights the discrimination and inequities that they face. It gives Muslim women a platform to voice their perceptions and experiences of educational leadership, and thus creates awareness of the challenges they face . . .

Royal Leamington Spa, ENG, GB
Is staff collaboration in sharing practices deemed beneficial?

Is staff collaboration in sharing practices deemed beneficial?

By Sobia Ellahee

The project goal was to establish the need for staff collaboration, with subsequent regular staff meetings to address identified issues. The project took place at an educational centre in Dubai. An initial staff meeting was conducted to obtain ideas about collaboration and identify attitudes of colleagues towards staff collaboration, with information about the focus of the meeting emailed to staff prior to the meeting. The analysis of the background data suggested that cultural and other issues may have influenced the staff’s limited contributions in the staff meeting. The candor and …

Dubai, AE
Changing teacher perspectives: Game-based scenario writing

Changing teacher perspectives: Game-based scenario writing

By Christien Overdiep; André Koffeman

A group of Dutch teachers, as part of their Master’s programme, developed a game that allows teachers to break free from their day-to-day affairs and reflect on futures by designing scenarios about the future of their school. In this game-based approach the journey of scenario exploration is composed of seven steps: (1) choice of a theme and timeframe, (2) selection of …

Utrecht, NL
Leadership and School Effectiveness: Teachers’ Work Lives and Professionalism

Leadership and School Effectiveness: Teachers’ Work Lives and Professionalism

By Effimia Stavrea

This study explored teacher professionalism, perceptions, as well as factors that impact upon their performance and the role of leadership in the enhancement of teacher effectiveness. As the teaching profession has been through harrowing times and the recruitment and retention issue has been a major focus of public attention in the U.K., this study further investigated factors that led to the crisis and sought potential solutions to …

Oxford, ENG, GB