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Supporting educational management through action research

McPherson, M.A. and Nunes, J.M.B. (2002) Supporting educational management through action research. International Journal of Educational Management, 16 (6). pp. 300-308. ISSN 0951-354X

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paper presents an educational management model to support action research into issues relating to the management of distance learning programmes. The educational management action research (EMAR) model proposed, is grounded on a practitioner action research approach as the guide for everyday work and professional life. EMAR is based on four basic building blocks: the organisational context, the pedagogic model, the educational setting and the evaluation process. The model presented in this paper enabled the maintenance, improvement and update of a CPDE course in IT, a fast moving and highly competitive field. The model emerged as an invaluable tool to implement and understand management issues and research in CPDE. It enabled both tutors and students to be actively involved in course development and delivery, and resulted in a highly motivated staff and satisfied cohort of students.

Item Type: Article
Institution: The University of Sheffield
Academic Units: The University of Sheffield > Faculty of Social Sciences (Sheffield) > Information School (Sheffield)
Depositing User: Information Studies
Date Deposited: 24 Mar 2009 12:55
Last Modified: 13 May 2009 18:43
Published Version: http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/09513540210441254
Status: Published
Publisher: Emerald
Refereed: Yes
Identification Number: 10.1108/09513540210441254
URI: http://eprints.whiterose.ac.uk/id/eprint/8116

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