COLLEGE OF SAINT ELIZABETH Department of Education SYLLABUS Course Number: EDAS 611 Instructor: Alan Markowitz, Ed.D. email@example.com (973) 290-4328 Title: ACTION RESEARCH Day and Time: TBA ________________________________________________________________________ Course Description: This course provides on-going support for educational leadership students as they work as members of research teams to complete an action research project on an authentic school-based problem. Future school leaders must possess the following knowledge and skills, as reflected in the TEAC claims and the NJISLLC standards, in order to promote the success of all students: 1. Facilitate the development, articulation, implementation, and stewardship of a vision of learning that is shared and supported by the school community. 2. Advocate, nurture, and sustain an ethical, fair, and caring school culture and instructional program conducive to student learning and staff professional growth. 3. Ensure management of the organization, operations, and resources for a safe, efficient, and effective learning environment. 4. Collaborate with families and community members, responding to diverse community interests and needs, and mobilizing community resources. 5. Act at all times with integrity, fairness, and in an ethical manner. 6. Respond to and influence the larger political, social, economic, legal, and cultural context in order to positively affect the educational process for the school community. Course Outcomes: Upon completion of this course the student will: 1. Apply the action research process in a real school setting. 2. Demonstrate an understanding of the role of professional literature in the action research process. 3. Present findings in a scholarly, organized manner to an audience of peers. 4. Produce a final written report that meets College standards. Required Texts and Materials: American Psychological Association Publication Manual, 4th edition, Washington DC. Sagor, Richard. Guiding School Improvement Through Action Research. ASCD, Alexandria, VA. 2000. Evaluation Policy: Assessment and evaluation for this course will be performance-based. Therefore, attendance and active involvement in class discussions and activities is essential and expected. There will be written assignments, class projects, and individual and group presentations. Class Schedule: Session One Action Research Overview Final Report Contents Problem Statement Review Data Sources Progress Report I Session Two Progress Report II Session Three Final Presentations NOTE: Other sessions to be scheduled on an as needed basis with individual research teams. Course and College Policies: The College policy on academic integrity, as described in the Student handbook, applies to all your work in this course. Students with documented learning disabilities are encouraged to discuss accommodations with the professor.