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1.

Action Research in the ELL/ESL Classroom
http://www.teachersnetwork.org/ntol/howto/eslclass/research.htm

A How-to: adjust Your Teaching Styles for English Language Learners (ELL) in ESL/Bilingual Classrooms.

 
2.

Nellie Muller's Action Research
http://www.nelliemuller.com/Action_Research_Projects.htm

Action research project report and presentation proposal on ESL/EFL reading comprehension tests and anxiety.

 
3.

Action Research: Empowering the Teachers - Andrew Finch
http://www.eslteachersboard.com/cgi-bin/articles/index.pl?noframes;read=950

This paper suggests that Korean EFL teachers are well-placed to perform Action Research in their classes, and offers suggestions on how this might be achieved.

 
4.

Dissecting my Classroom - Julie Nora
http://www.alliance.brown.edu/pubs/voices/3qrt1999/actref.shtml

Julie's experiences of Action Research in the classroom.

 
5.

An Introduction to Action Research
http://physicsed.buffalostate.edu/danowner/actionrsch.html

A good introduction to Action Research with a short bibliography from Buffalo State University.

 
6.

Action Research, Learning Styles, and EFL/ESL Writing - Nathan B. Jones
http://www.eric.ed.gov/ERICDocs/data/ericdocs2sql/content_storage_01/0000019b/80/16/23/00.pdf

"This paper offers an example of how to apply action research to improve English-as-a-Foreign-Language (EFL)/English-as-a-Second-Language (ESL) writing instruction."

 
7.

Action Research Project ESL reading comprehension tests and anxiety
http://www.questionpro.com/academic/online-survey-research-Action-Research-Project-ESL-reading-comprehension-tests-and-anxiety..html

A short article.

 
8.

Action Research in ESL - Facebook
http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=48769217170

Sign up for Facebook to connect with Action Research in ESL.

 
9.

Improving Teacher-Student Interaction in the EFL Classroom: An Action Research Report - Jonathan Snell
http://202.194.48.102/englishonline/jxyj/iteslj/Snell-Interaction.html

A short paper.

 
10.

Using Adult/ESL Reading Research to Facilitate EFL Reading Instruction
http://ncu.academia.edu/TomAdamFredericAnderson/Papers/73706/Using-Adult-ESL-Reading-Research-to-Facilitate-EFL-Reading-Instruction-

A paper by Tom Adam Frederic Anderson

 
11.

http://www.philseflsupport.com/action_research.htm
http://www.philseflsupport.com/action_research.htm

A good guide from Phil's EFL Support Site for English language Teachers studying for a Master's or diploma.

 
12.

Areol - Action Research and evaluation online
http://www.scu.edu.au/schools/gcm/ar/areol/areolind.html

Action Research and evaluation on line - a 14-week public course offered twice a year .

 
13.

Action Research and Teaching English Grammar in EFL Classroom
http://i08.cgpublisher.com/proposals/467/index_html

"This study sought to explore the effectiveness of an indirect explicit instruction approach on improving students - motivation and attitudes towards learning English grammar."

 
14.

Classroom action research - British Council / BBC
http://www.teachingenglish.org.uk/transform/teachers/teacher-development-tools/action-research

An introduction to Action Research.

 
15.

Wikipedia
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Action_research

What Wikipedia says about Action Research.

 
16.

Center for Collaborative Action Research
http://cadres.pepperdine.edu/ccar/

Great site with lots of information from the Pepperdine University.

 
17.

CARE (Centre for Applied Research in Education)
http://research.edu.uea.ac.uk/care

University of East Anglia centre for research and evaluation in education and the professions.

 
18.

Centre for Action Research in Professional Practice (CARPP)
http://www.bath.ac.uk/carpp/

Bath University website with lots of information on Action Research.

 
19.

Action Learning, Action Research Association
http://www.alara.net.au/public/home

Professional Action Research body. ALARA members can search for other members, and create or join groups to interact with other members.

 
20.

Action Research International
http://www.scu.edu.au/schools/gcm/ar/ari/p-ywadsworth98.html

Excellent article on Participatory Action Research.

 
21.

Action Research - infed
http://www.infed.org/research/b-actres.htm

"In this article we explore the development of some different traditions of action research and provide an introductory guide to the literature."

 
22.

Action Research handbook
http://www.nald.ca/clr/action/contents.htm

"This handbook is about how to use action research in workplace education programs. It was based on a project funded by the National Literacy Secretariat and is crafted around the idea that action research can help change literacy practices in teaching and learning. The main thrust of the resource illustrates how an instructor can actually become a researcher."

 
23.

Action Research Bibliography
http://www.scu.edu.au/schools/gcm/ar/arp/books.html

A huge collection of book titles on Action Research, maintained by Bob Dick of the Southern Cross University.

 
24.

http://www.web.net/~robrien/papers/arfinal.html
http://www.web.net/~robrien/papers/arfinal.html

An excellent paper.

 
25.

Action Research in Education
http://www.edu.plymouth.ac.uk/resined/actionresearch/arhome.htm

Excellent paper explaining Action Research by Dr. Stephen Waters-Adams of the University of Plymouth.

 
26.

What is Action Research?
http://www.slideshare.net/Gregwad/action-research

A 55-slide presentation on Action Research from Greg Waddell.

 
27.

Access Excellence
http://www.accessexcellence.org/LC/TL/AR/

Very good 'What is' and 'How-to' website on Action Research.

 
28.

Teacher Action Research (TAR)
http://www.edchange.org/multicultural/tar.html

"A method for educational practitioners to engage in the assessment and improvement of their own practice. It can be an individual tool, helping classroom teachers reconsider their teaching methods or to adapt in order to solve a problem. It can also be a community activity, helping teams of educators assess problems in schools."

 
29.

Teachers TV
http://www.teachers.tv/videos/4883

A 28-minute TV programme that looks at three case studies to investigate the growing use of action research in schools.

 
30.

YouTube - Action Research Made Simple
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qg83f72_6Gw

A quick overview of Action Research. The video lasts a minute and 51 seconds.

 
31.

Action Research Network
http://actionresearch.altec.org/

A tool designed for teachers in the field as well as students pursuing a degree in education.

 
32.

Teacher Research - Action Research Resources
http://ucerc.edu/teacherresearch/teacherresearch.html

A selection of articles dealing with teacher Action Research.


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