It is therefore easy to assume that teachers are supposed to do a better job as far as keeping up with science is concerned, nevertheless, teaching is a profession that is already labor intensive. It is might therefore become difficult for someone not familiar with the profession to separate scientific research from other pseudoscience. This means theories associated with learning and teaching at different levels may be appear as effective but they need to be tested on a large scale. Reseach also leads to the development of equity that ensures that individual develop a belief in value while being committed to the creation and sustenance of positive school cultures. Is also important is developing lifelong learning that enables individual to develop a commitment to implementing shared visions of learning that are backed by the school community.
On the other hand, action research may be instrumental in appreciating the activities that take place in the classroom and identifying the changes that lead to improved teaching and learning (Whitehead & McNiff, 2006). Action research is important in answering questions concerning the efficiency of particular instructional approaches, performances of students and the management of classroom approaches.
Research in education often appears to be removed from other aspects of the classroom and for many teachers; experimental research appears to be in contradiction of the mandate to improve learning for all the students (Armstrong & Moore, 2004). In this context, action research provides the benefits of studies in the schoolroom setting without the associated hurdles.
The main aim of school-wide research is improving the school in terms of the organizations as an entity with an ability to solve problems (Erchul & Sheridan, 2014). Through recurrent cycles of research, the entire school, as a community should progressively improve to gain ability to work together in the identification of problems and solving them. ...Show more