Name : Leena vaish
Concept of Action
According to Stephen M. Corey’s view:
“ The process by which practitioners attempt to study
their problems scientifically in order to guide, correct
and evaluate their decisions and actions in what number
of people have called action research.”
According to Good’s view:
“Action research is research used by teachers,
supervisors and administrators to improve the quality of
their decisions and actions.”
In the light of above
definitions it can be
concluded that action
research is the research
undertaken with a view to
find out a solution for the
various practical problems
of the educational
institutes. It is conducted
by those actually involved
in teaching process.
Need and importance of Action
Development of scientific outlook:
Action research develops scientific outlook in the
teachers, inspectors, heads, and managements of the
Solution of educational problems:
Some of the problems of educational institutes are related
curriculum, text-books, methods of teaching, system of
examination, discipline, co-curriculum activities,
backwardness and delinquency.
Improvement of educational system:
It helps the teachers, principals, and examiners to
evaluate their own methods and to remove their
Application of result:
Action research is useful from the point of view
of application of the results obtained. Result are
applies and implemented by the persons engaged
in the work of education.
Need and Importance of Action
Research in TEACHER
Action research is conducted
by practitioners to bring improvement in
their practices. Teachers and teacher
educators conduct action research for.
Improving their own teaching.
Bringing desired modification in the
behavior of their students and studentteachers.
Bringing improvement in the
performance o the task on duties
assigned to them other than teaching
and behavior modification.
A Teacher may also help a student in
acquainting with the global
significance in their professional life
in the following ways:
Improvement in teaching-learning
It helps in solving day-to-day classroom and
administration problems. It helps in:
Improving methods of teaching and learning
Making effective use of audio-visual aids.
Improving methods of organizing co-curriculum
Solving problems related to indiscipline.
Solving problems related to system of
examination and evaluation.
Solving problems of backwardness.
Bringing professional improvement and
excellence and evaluation.
Creating healthy environment for teaching and
Development of progressive outlook:
Action research helps in reducing wastage and
stagnation in the teaching-learning process by
developing progressive outlook and bringing and
flexibility in the school programme.
o Development of mutual understanding:
All of them work for bringing
improvement in education. It develops love,
cooperative feeling and mutual understanding
among the different partners of the teachinglearning process.
o Development of research-mindedness:
Action research has caused to develop
awareness among the teachers and
administrations and has made them researchmindedness by developing objective and
o Utilization of experiences:
Action research provides a systematic
study carried out on the spot, in the natural
conditions of the problems felt and effects of
the changes introduced by the actual
It is clear that action research helps
in developing knowledge, skills and
professional life which will be an asset
to you. Hence action research must
be included in any programme of