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Arnold, H. ( 1993). Strengthening student teachers reflective/critical thinking skill through collaborative research. Teacher Education Quarterly, 20, 97-105.

Bernauer, J. 1999. Emerging standards: Empowerment with a purpose. Kappa Delta Pi Record 35(2): 68-74.

Burnaford, G. (1999, April). Teacher action research as professional development

Buschman, L. (2001). Using student interviews to guide classroom instruction: An action research

Lawrence Erlbaum Publishers.

Calhoun, E.F. (1994) How to use action research in the self-renewing school. Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (ASCD), Alexandria, Va.

Cardelle-Elawar, M. (1993). The teacher as researcher in the classroom. Action in Teacher Education, 15, 49-57.

Carr, W., & Kemmis, S. (1986). Becoming critical: Education, knowledge, and action research. London, UK: Falmer.

Casanova, V. (1989). Research and practice: We can integrate them. NEA Today, 7(6), 44-49.

Darling-Hammond, L. & McLaughlin, (1995). Policies that support professional development in an era of reform. Phi Delta Kappan, 76(8), 587-604.

Demarrais, K. (2000). Teachers learning action research: Reflections on the process. Insites, 10(4), 4-5, 14.

Denzin, N.K., & Lincoln, Y.S. (1994). Handbook of qualitative research. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.

Friesen, D. W. (1994). The action research game: Recreating pedagogical relationships in the teaching internship. Educational Action Research, 2(2), 243-258.

Fueyo, V. & Neves, A. (1995). Preservice teacher as researcher: A research context for change in the heterogeneous classroom, Action in Teacher Education, 16, 39-49.

Glanz, J. (1999). A primer on action research for the school administrator. The Clearing House, 72(5), 301-304.

Gore, J.M., & Zeichner, K.M. (1991). Action research and reflective teaching in preservice teacher education: A case study from the United States. Teaching and Teacher Education, 7, 119-136.

Henson, K. T. (1996). Teachers as researchers. In J. Sikula (Ed.), Handbook of research on teacher education (2nd ed.). 53-64.

Herndon, K. (1994, April). Facilitating teachers' professional growth through action research. Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association. New Orleans, LA.

Lederman, N. & Niess, M. (1997). Action research: Our actions may speak louder than our words. School Science and Mathematics, 97(8), 397-399.

Lomax, P. (1995, April). Working in partnership to implement teacher research. Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association. San Francisco, CA.

Lytle, S.L., & Cochran-Smith, M. (1990). Learning from teacher research: A working typology. Teachers College Record, 92(1), 83-103.

McCutcheon, G. (1987). Teachers' experience doing action research. Peabody Journal of Education, 64(2), 116-127.

Ogberg, A., &McCutcheon, G. (1987). Teachers' experiences doing action research. Peabody Journal of Education, 64, 116-127.

Patton, M. Q (1990), Qualitative evaluation and research methods. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.

Rock, T. C. & Levin, B. B. (2002). Collaborative action research projects: Enhancing preservice teacher development in professional development schools. Teacher Education Quarterly; 29, 1, 7-

Rosaen, C. & Schram, P. (1997). Professional development for beginning teachers through practical inquiry. Educational Action Research, 5(2), 255-281.

Salisbury, C.L., Wilson, L.L., Swartz, T.J., Palombaro, M.M., & Wassel, J. (1997). Using action research to solve instructional challenges in inclusive elementary school settings. Education and Treatment of Children, 20(1), 21-39.

Schnorr, D. & Spainter, D. (1999,February). Partnering the university field experience research model with action research. Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education. Washington, D.C.

Schon, D. (1991) In Education in a new Era.

Sparks & Hirsh (1997). A new vision of staff development. Alexandria, VA: ASCD.

Stringer, E.T. (1996). Action research: A handbook for practitioners. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.

Taylor, 0. (1995). Student interpretations of teacher verbal praise in selected seventh- and eighth-grade choral classes. Dissertation Abstracts International 56, 12A. (University Microfilm No. AAI96-12629).


Journals that frequently have articles on reading disabilities

American Educational Research Journal
Annals of Dyslexia
Applied Psycholinguistics                                                      
Brain and Language
British Journal of Disorders of Communication                    
British Journal of Psychology
Child Development,                                                                
Cognitive Neuropsychology                                                  
Cognitive Psychology
Contemporary educational psychology                                  
Developmental Neuropsychology
Developmental Psychology                                                    
Exceptional Children
Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry                         
Journal of Educational psychology
Journal of Experimental Child Psychology
Journal of Experimental Psychology : Learning, Memory and Cognition
Journal of Hearing and Speech Disorders                              
Journal of Learning Disabilities
Journal of  Memory and Language                                        
Journal of Mental Imagery
Journal of Reading Behavior 
Journal of Remedial Education                                                 
Journal of Research in Reading
Journal of Speech and Hearing Disorders                             
Language and Speech
Learning Disability Quarterly                                              
Memory & Cognition
Merrill Palmer Quarterly                                                        
Psychological Review                                                
Reading Research and Instruction.
Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology                     
Reading Research Quarterly
Remedial and Special Education                                             
Review of Educational Research
School Psychology Review                                                    
Teaching Exceptional Children
The Journal of Experimental Education

The Journal of  Special  Education                                         
The Reading Teacher
Topics in Learning and Learning Disabilities


  • Action Research Electronic Reader
    Articles, reports and readings online

  • Action Research International
    Refereed On-Line journal on Action Research

  • WEB links to participatory Action Research Sites:
    An action-research resource for both students and practitioners

  • CARE- Centre for Applied Research in Education
    Action Research site located at the University of East Anglia
    and CARN- Collaborative Action Research Network site

  • AroW- Action Research on the Web
    On line modules, e-reports and web-links, on the University of Sydney site.

  • An Action Research Bibliography


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