‘It is the research of self experience’: feeling the value in action research

McLaughlin, Colleen and Ayubayeva, Nazipa (2015) ‘It is the research of self experience’: feeling the value in action research. Educational Action Research, 23 (1). pp. 51-67. ISSN 0965-0792

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This article tells the story of an attempt to bring about major educational reform of the curriculum and educational values in Kazakhstan, using action research as part of that process. The article begins with a brief and selective review of the literature on aspects of emotion and moves to an account of the context and history of the reforms, before focusing on the ‘self experience’ of the participants and the authors. Emotion, its centrality and the interrelationship of three areas – the nature of teaching and teacher learning, the process of change and the experience of research – are explored in relation to reform and action research. The paper concludes with a reflection on the implications for the use of action research as a strategy for reform.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: educational reform, action research, emotional aspects
Schools and Departments: School of Education and Social Work > Education
Subjects: H Social Sciences
L Education > LB Theory and practice of education
L Education > LC Special aspects of education > LC0065 Social aspects of education
Depositing User: Pascale Fanning-Tichborne
Date Deposited: 02 Mar 2015 16:35
Last Modified: 08 Mar 2017 08:08
URI: http://srodev.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/53082

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