This book serves as a practical guide to conducting action research in educational settings. Unique in approach, it weaves wonderful metaphors from the Wizard of Oz throughout its entirety—literally taking readers on an exciting journey with Dorothy and her friends to discover all facets of action research. Offering step-by-step guidance through the action research process, complete coverage of theories, and plenty of real-life examples, it equips teachers with the tools they will need to successfully conduct their own action research. In addition, three theoretical/foundational chapters present four action research studies representing a variety of circumstances, grade levels, age groups, and disciplines. For practicing teachers and student teachers.
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