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McKernan, James

Works: 11 works in 79 publications in 3 languages and 1,288 library holdings
Genres: Sermons  Bibliographies  Apologetic writings 
Roles: Author, Compiler, Editor
Classifications: LB1028.24, 375.001072
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by James McKernan
Curriculum action research : a handbook of methods and resources for the reflective practitioner by James McKernan( Book )

34 editions published between 1991 and 2016 in English and Spanish and held by 640 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A handbook of research techniques for teachers, this book documents the historical development and changing nature of action research in the curriculum and aims to encourage teacher development through curriculum inquiry. It describes 57 action research tools, ten of which are new
Curriculum and imagination : process theory, pedagogy and action research by James McKernan( Book )

15 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 432 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

'Curriculum and Imagination' provides a rational and logical alternative for all educators who plan curriculum but do not wish to be held captive by a mechanistic 'ends-means' notion of educational planning
The challenge of change : curriculum development in Irish post-primary schools 1970-1984 by Tony Crooks( Book )

3 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 68 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Investigación-acción y curriculum : métodos y recursos para profesionales reflexivos by James McKernan( Book )

14 editions published between 1991 and 2008 in 4 languages and held by 57 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Transfer at 14 : a study of the Craigavon two-tier system as an organisational innovation in education by James McKernan( Book )

3 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Forty-five sermons written to meet objections of the present day by James McKernan( Book )

4 editions published between 1902 and 1914 in English and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Teacher education in modern Ireland( Book )

1 edition published in 1989 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Register of theses on educational topics in universities in Ireland( Book )

in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Varieties of curriculum action research : constraints and typologies in Anglo-Irish and American projects by James McKernan( Book )

2 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Curriculum research is reviewed. In Part 1, a survey is reported that was designed to: (1) acquire information on action research projects in Ireland (North and South), the United Kingdom, and the United States; (2) determine the principal method of data collection; (3) identify the rank-order priority of constraints on research; (4) classify studies as practical, scientific, or critical; (5) identify reasons for action research; and (6) identify influential action researchers and exemplars. The following factors were identified and rank-ordered as constraints on action research: time to do research; lack of resources; problems in school organization; acquiring skills and knowledge to conduct research; division of labor in curriculum research; and the language of educational research. In Part 2, aspects of the three-nation action research project are discussed, focusing on models of action research labeled scientific, collaborative, and critical conceptions. It is argued that educational institutions and publishers have tended to constrain the development of an international conception of educational action research. Contains 28 references. (Km)
Classic and Romantic in Irish Curriculum Development by James McKernan( Book )

1 edition published in 1983 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Recent trends in curriculum development in Irish post-primary schools are traced according to two models: the classic-centrist and the romantic-decentralist. The classic model, initiated by agencies external to the school, views curriculum development as a science and focuses on accountability and competency-based teaching and testing. The romantic model, also referred to as school-based curriculum development, stresses the sharing of power and authority by a wide range of individuals, with greater interaction among teachers, parents, pupils, curriculum researchers, and inspectors. A survey of 505 post-primary school principals conducted in 1982 in the Republic of Ireland measured the impact of various classic curriculum projects and the use of the romantic model. Among the courses for which the Government Department of Education stressed a need, the applied Leaving Certificate courses (technical drawing, accounting, mechanics) have been most widely implemented. Pre-employment courses for returning students unable to gain employment are not provided in a majority of comprehensive and vocational schools. More than a dozen other projects have made only the slightest impact on schools. The data also suggest that comprehensive and community schools employ a significant amount of school-based curriculum development, while less than half of the secondary and one-third of vocational school have undertaken such work. (Kc)
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Curriculum and imagination : process theory, pedagogy and action research
Curriculum and imagination : process theory, pedagogy and action researchInvestigación-acción y curriculum : métodos y recursos para profesionales reflexivos
Alternative Names
James A. McKernan acadèmic estatunidenc

James A. McKernan académico estadounidense

James A. McKernan académicu estauxunidense

James A. McKernan accademico statunitense

James A. McKernan American educationist

Mac Kernan James

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McKernan, Jim

English (65)

Spanish (12)

Chinese (1)