Women sitting on government boards (School Management Committee, Health Management Committee, Forestry Committee, Drinking Water Committee, Village Development Committee), political leaders and women's activists (women's network, mother groups, women's reproductive health rights committee) were invited and agreed to participate making up the Action Inquiry
They describe mentoring and supervision, the personal and professional aspects of supervising others, the workplace as a learning environment, practice settings as a learning resource, identifying the learner's needs and documenting a learning plan, facilitating professional development, assessing progress, giving feedback and documenting progress, using action inquiry
to reflect on personal and professional practice, and personal and professional development planning.
Whether known as action inquiry
(Torbert and Taylor 2008), action science (Argyris 1999), utilization-focused evaluation (Patton 2008), practitioner research (Bensimon et al.
One in 15 is affected, says a World in Action inquiry
which highlights the sometimes tragic consequences for patients.
Three forms this inquiry might take are cooperative inquiry, participatory inquiry and action inquiry
The state action inquiry
is not particularly difficult when an agency or officer of the government has allegedly violated the constitutional rights of an individual.
The chapter on action inquiry
is particularly untidy, leaving the reader with essential questions such as "what is action inquiry
The chapters in this volume review prior research on best practices as well as evaluations of retention programs and persistence by students of color, then go on to propose and test new approaches to assessment, action research, action inquiry
, and evaluation.
Identifying the potential benefits of action research for self-learning and the learning of others, McNiff and Whitehead offer education professionals advice on how to undertake an action inquiry
, and to produce a quality report for publication and further dissemination.