Introduction of Juanjuan Zhao-Education and Action Research
My Name is Juanjuan Zhao. I am a doctoral student in Educational Studies and also a graduate assistant at Action Research Center at the University of Cincinnati. My focuses are both in educational and community-based action research. Here I'll be blogging about Education and Action Research.I came across action research when I was graduating from my master's program back in China and found it an interesting match with foreign language teaching. My recent research includes a participatory research approach:group level assessment with minority and immigrant children at a multilingual emergent school in Cincinnati and curriculum development for a Healthy Girls' Project. Action research as a theory and reserach method is transformative in terms of its cycles of reflective process, emancipatory roles of researchers and participants,strong links between theory and practice and collaborative inquiry,etc. I am looking forward to more discussions through our ARJ blog.
The ARJ blog is the web log for the print publication Action Research, which is a forum for the development of the theory and practice of action research.
The ARJ Blog aims to offer a space for reader and writer to interact with the content of both the journal and action research happening around each of us in our own lives, organizations and communities.
The blog invites authors and researchers to introduce their work and ideas here. The blog also invites readers to enter the conversation here at the blog.