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dc.contributor.authorPiggot-Irvine, Eileen
dc.date.accessioned2010-10-13T22:11:08Z
dc.date.available2010-10-13T22:11:08Z
dc.date.issued2002-01-01
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10652/1473
dc.description.abstractThis paper begins with a description of the elements of a Problem Resolving Action Research Model (PRAR) that I have developed (Piggot-Irvine, 2001) for working with groups in management development. The model has many features in common with other approaches to action research. It also has characterising features and these are given specific attention. The next part of the paper provides a brief overview of one example of an action research project that adopted the PRAR model. It involved five middle managers (all appraisers) in a New Zealand secondary school participating in a year-long intervention to improve the way that they established an "educative" process with appraisees. The third part of the paper draws upon the findings from the observation of this project to demonstrate factors that both limited and contributed to the implementation of the PRAR model. Limitations include low ownership, reduced collaboration and restricted time. Factors contributing to the PRAR model implementation include data-based reflection, consciousness-raising associated with exposure of the espousal-practice gap in change implementation, the employment of mutually informing theory and practice, narrowing the theory-practice gap, providing extended support and the opportunity to repeat learning.en_NZ
dc.language.isoenen_NZ
dc.relation.urihttp://www.leeds.ac.uk/educol/documents/00002471.htmen_NZ
dc.subjectproblem resolving action research modelen_NZ
dc.subjectaction researchen_NZ
dc.subjectmanagement developmenten_NZ
dc.titleRhetoric and practice in action researchen_NZ
dc.typeConference Contribution - Paper in Published Proceedingsen_NZ
dc.rights.holderEileen Piggot-Irvineen_NZ
dc.subject.marsden130304 Educational Administration, Management and Leadershipen_NZ
dc.identifier.bibliographicCitationPiggot-Irvine, E. (2002). Rhetoric and practice in action research. Proceedings of the British Educational Research Association Annual Conference. Retrieved from http://www.leeds.ac.uk/educol/documents/00002471.htmen_NZ
unitec.institutionUnitec Institute of Technologyen_NZ
unitec.publication.titleBEI Conference Archiveen_NZ
unitec.conference.titleAnnual Conference of the British Educational Research Associationen_NZ
unitec.conference.orgBritish Educational Research Associationen_NZ
unitec.conference.locationExeteren_NZ
unitec.conference.sdate2002-09-12
unitec.conference.edate2002-09-14
unitec.peerreviewedyesen_NZ


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