Action research is a method used by teachers and other professionals to improve their practice, their understanding of their practice situations, and as a way to generate knowledge about practice. It provides a practical way for professionals to uncover some of the complexities of their practice and thereby to improve the quality of their pupils' learning, or the care of their patients or clients. Teachers Investigate Their Work introduces the methods and concepts of action research through examples drawn from studies carried out by teachers and other professionals. Arranged as a handbook, it contains numerous sub-headings for easy reference and over fifty practical methods and strategies to put into action, some flagged as suitable 'starters'. The authors draw on their international practical experience of action research throughout, working in close collaboration with teachers and other professionals. This fully revised Second Edition has been rewritten with added contemporary cases from teachers and other professionals, and a North American perspective. A new chapter provides examples of published action research studies, whilst the final chapter, which focuses on the theoretical foundations of action research, reflects the changes in the field since the publication over 10 years ago of the first edition. Teachers Investigate their Work is an essential guide for teachers, nurses, social workers and other professionals, as well as those who coordinate their professional development. It provides methods and examples of how to identify starting points for research, how to collect and analyze data, how to develop action strategies and implement them, and ways to make action research public.Altrichter, Herbert is the author of 'Teachers Investigate Their Work', published 2007 under ISBN 9780415377942 and ISBN 0415377943.