Chapter Two of Jacqui Hughes' Ph.D. Thesis analyses the importance of understanding the theoretical antecedents of the form of action planning you use in your enquiry. Here is the title and abstract from her thesis. If you would like the full Ph.D. available on the action research homepage do please let me know. Jack Whitehead.
ACTION PLANNING AND ASSESSMENT IN GUIDANCE CONTEXTS: HOW CAN I UNDERSTAND AND SUPPORT THESE PROCESSES WHILE WORKING WITH COLLEAGUES IN FURTHER EDUCATION COLLEGES AND CAREER SERVICE PROVISION IN AVON.
The thesis presents an action enquiry approach to improving understanding of action planning and assessment in guidance within further education colleges and career service in Avon. Within the thesis I integrate the elements within my enquiry to provide an original holistic representation of my search for understanding of, and my learning about, these issues and about my own educational development. Within this synthesis, I also offer a new understanding of the theoretical origins of action planning and the ways in which these can influence practice. In addition I proffer a new 'process' model which incorporates assessment in guidance within the action planning cycle.
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