The challenges of action research implementation in Malaysian schools

Norasmah Othman, S. Y. Chia

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Abstract

Teachers can improve their practices through the application of action research. However, many challenges prevail over its implementation (action research). This paper discusses major challenges to implementing action research in Malaysian schools and offers concrete suggestions for overcoming them. The main challenges which will be discussed in this article are teachers' heavy workloads, time constraints, and a lack of in-depth understanding and skills related to this methodology. Possible solutions include coaching strategies to enhance teachers' action research knowledge and skills. Action research should be a mandatory component of teachers' official duties and a component of their annual performance evaluations to motivate them to work towards implementing action research. Action research conferences could be periodically held to provide teachers with opportunities to share their action research experiences and recognise research output.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)43-52
Number of pages10
JournalPertanika Journal of Social Science and Humanities
Volume24
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1 Mar 2016

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Keywords

  • Action research
  • Challenges
  • Implementation
  • Solutions
  • Teachers

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  • Economics, Econometrics and Finance(all)
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The challenges of action research implementation in Malaysian schools. / Othman, Norasmah; Chia, S. Y.

In: Pertanika Journal of Social Science and Humanities, Vol. 24, No. 1, 01.03.2016, p. 43-52.

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