Developing Language Teacher Autonomy through Action Research

  • Kenan Dikilitaş
  • Carol Griffiths

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxvi
  2. Kenan Dikilitaş, Carol Griffiths
    Pages 1-44
  3. Kenan Dikilitaş, Carol Griffiths
    Pages 45-60
  4. Kenan Dikilitaş, Carol Griffiths
    Pages 61-87
  5. Kenan Dikilitaş, Carol Griffiths
    Pages 89-105
  6. Kenan Dikilitaş, Carol Griffiths
    Pages 107-127
  7. Kenan Dikilitaş, Carol Griffiths
    Pages 129-160
  8. Kenan Dikilitaş, Carol Griffiths
    Pages 161-169
  9. Kenan Dikilitaş, Carol Griffiths
    Pages 171-215
  10. Kenan Dikilitaş, Carol Griffiths
    Pages 217-236
  11. Kenan Dikilitaş, Carol Griffiths
    Pages 237-262
  12. Kenan Dikilitaş, Carol Griffiths
    Pages 263-271
  13. Back Matter
    Pages 273-304

About this book

Introduction

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.

Keywords

professional development teacher autonomy action research development strategy bottom-up teacher development

Authors and affiliations

  • Kenan Dikilitaş
    • 1
  • Carol Griffiths
    • 2
  1. 1.Faculty of Educational SciencesBahçeşehir UniversityIstanbulTurkey
  2. 2.FreelanceIstanbulTurkey

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-50739-2
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2017
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, Cham
  • eBook Packages Social Sciences
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-50738-5
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-50739-2
  • About this book