This article chronicles a year-long model of engagement in action research for administrators as it unfolds within a professional development program for practicing principals. Part one of the article, authored by the program developers, describes five components of the inquiry coaching model: (1) introducing the action research process, (2) developing a wondering/research question, (3) developing a plan for research, (4) analyzing data, and (5) sharing work with others. Part two of the article, authored by a principal, provides an example of action research produced by a participant in program.
Dana, Nancy Fichtman; Marrs-Morford, Linda; Roberts, Shelley; and Laffoon, Kelly
"Teaching Principals to Be Action Researchers: The Indiana Principal Leadership Institute Coaching Model,"
Journal of Practitioner Research: Vol. 2
, Article 1.
Available at: http://scholarcommons.usf.edu/jpr/vol2/iss1/1