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Jim Parsons, PhD is a professor in the University of Alberta's Faculty of Education. His research and writing interests are in the areas of online education, student engagement, and instructional leadership. A teacher educator who has researched and taught throughout North American, China, and Scotland, Jim is the president of the Northwest Association of Teacher Educators and the former president of the Alberta Initiative for School Improvement. Kurtis Hewson has been a teacher, vice-principal and principal in several Alberta schools over the past 13 years. A 2010 ASCD Outstanding Young Educator Award finalist, he is currently a faculty associate with the University of Lethbridge. Lorna Adrian has served in a variety of teaching roles for nearly two decades. She is the past chair of the executive council of the Alberta Assessment Consortium and the Coordinator of Learning Services for the Livingstone Range School Division. Nicole Day has been a high school English and Drama teacher for 16 years and an AISI Learning Coach with Wild Rose School Division. She is currently a graduate student in the Faculty of Education at the University of Alberta.
In less than 150 pages the authors manage to provide a step-by-step guide through all of the essential components of a successful action research project. Their approach is accessible and appropriate for a wide range of educators. - Networks: An On-line Journal for Teacher Research