Action Research for ISEND: Guidance Resource and Templates Resource

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Codina, G. and Robinson, D. 2022. Action Research for ISEND: Guidance Resource and Templates Resource. Derby University of Derby. https://doi.org/10.48773/9vqvx
AuthorsCodina, G. and Robinson, D.
Abstract

Overview
In 2022 the National Association for Special Educational Needs (nasen) launched the new ‘Universal SEND Services’ programme. Funded by the Department for Education (DfE) and running from 2022 until 2025, this important work includes various elements including this Action Research for ISEND
project.

What is Action Research for ISEND
Action Research for inclusion and special educational needs and disabilities (ISEND) provides a methodology for schools/ FE colleges to develop a small-scale bespoke research project that clearly addresses an ISEND area for development.

Action Research is generally understood to be a way for practitioners to engage in a ‘plan-act/observe-reflect’ research cycle. In this project, Action Research is set up as a two-stage cycle that also incorporates a study phase (i.e., a time for staff to engage with the freely available research evidence). For longer projects stage-two of the cycle can be repeated.

To support with the process of thinking through the ethical implications of small-scale practitioner research, an ethics checklist and amendable proformas are provided in this guidance resource.

How to use this Guidance Resource
This guidance resource has been written for those taking part in the DfE funded, nasen, Action Research for ISEND project. It is also designed to be a freely available resource for any school/FE college who are interested in setting up their own Action Research for ISEND project. If you have any questions about the project, or Action Research for ISEND please feel free to contact the project lead (g.codina@derby.ac.uk).

To develop your own Action Research for ISEND project it is recommended you follow the Action Research steps as set out in Table 1 (page 6) of this guidance resource. The overview provided in Table 1 is then expanded and additional detail provided on pages 7-15 of this guidance resource. The Appendices are there to support you through some of the specific elements of Action Research; for example, like researching your topic of interest. For your convenience, some of the Appendices are also made available as Word documents (see the Action Research for ISEND: Templates Resource).

KeywordsAction Research for Inclusion ; Special Educational Needs ; Disability
Year2022
PublisherUniversity of Derby
Place of publicationDerby
Page range1-27
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.48773/9vqvx
Web address (URL)https://www.derby.ac.uk/research/centres-groups/educational-research-and-innovation/inclusion-and-special-educational-needs-research-cluster/our-work/
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