“Learning is always rebellion….Every bit of new truth discovered is revolutionary to what was believed before.” – Margaret Lee Runbeck
Action research is a process of systematic inquiry that seeks to improve social issues affecting the lives of everyday people (Bogdan & Bilken, 1992; Lewin, 1938; 1946; Stringer, 2008). Historically, the term ‘action research’ has been long associated with the work of Kurt Lewin, who viewed this research methodology as cyclical, dynamic, and collaborative in nature. Through repeated cycles of planning, observing, and reflecting, individuals and groups engaged in action research can implement changes required for social improvement.Within education, the main goal of action research is to determine ways to enhance the lives of children (Mills, 2011). At the same time, action research can enhance the lives of those professionals who work within educational systems.
The results of all our projects are examinable by peers. The methodologies can be replicated, and knowledge can be applied to real-world situations to re-imagine working with children with special needs.
Over the past few years we have had 7 action research projects conducted at Snehadhara. The work has largely been with children with special needs .
Direct Interventions through action research projects – 75-80 children with special needs
Children who have undergone ABT sessions – 180-200 children