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Action Research for Improving Practice: A Practical Guide by Valsa Koshy

By Valsa Koshy

A step by step advisor for selecting an motion learn subject; making plans acceptable motion; amassing, reviewing, and reading info; and writing the ultimate record or dissertation.

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Fourteen groups of practitioners were awarded funding to carry out action research into selected topics. The project provided an opportunity for a group of researchers to work with university academics to explore the best ways of developing talent in younger children. One of the requirements for providing funding was that the action researchers had to produce case studies of their project and that their findings would be published on the DfES website. Researchers were also invited to present at national conferences organised by the DfES as well as by the university.

Schools usually only have one or two of the type of child we had in mind and, within a busy classroom, teachers did not always have the time to devote to them. Some of the children who were referred to the gifted and talented LEA coordinator, Joy, had been showing disruptive behaviour and she felt this may have been due to their frustration caused by having to work on tasks which were cognitively undemanding. Following a successful application for funding, Joy invited me to set up an enrichment cluster.

We applied for funding to set up a ‘pull out’ group of exceptionally able pupils whose educational needs, we felt, were not being met within their schools. Schools usually only have one or two of the type of child we had in mind and, within a busy classroom, teachers did not always have the time to devote to them. Some of the children who were referred to the gifted and talented LEA coordinator, Joy, had been showing disruptive behaviour and she felt this may have been due to their frustration caused by having to work on tasks which were cognitively undemanding.

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