Ortrun Zuber-Skerritt is Professor Extraordinaire, North West University, South Africa. Her previous books include Lifelong Action Learning for Community Development (2013) with Richard Teare, and Action Research for Sustainable Development in a Turbulent World (2012). Margaret Fletcher has been working as an educator for 40 years and her research and publications focus on best practice in teaching, learning and change facilitation with an emphasis on using action research methods to explore innovative and transformative solutions to complex problems. Judith Kearney is Director of Community Partnerships at the School of Education and Professional Studies, Griffith University, Australia.
This book is not just another volume on action research that quotes all the well-known references, but one of the most informative and elegantly constructed books on Action Research I have read recently. ... I highly commend this volume to practitioners in Development Studies, Mission Studies, and to students of action research particularly in continuing, higher and community education. ... Buy a copy for your own interest, and recommend it to post-grad action researchers and to your institution's librarian. (Brian Wakeman, Educational Action Research, Vol. 25 (5), October, 2017) The text is well researched and draws on the important work of others ... to provide a robust discussion and valuable resource for the researcher. The text will, no doubt, be valuable for students, researchers and supervisors of AR which focuses on transforming and improving challenging and complex workplace and community settings. (Teresa De Fazio, Higher Education Research & Development, October, 2016) This new book on Action Research for professional learning pushes the boundaries of models and applications of Action Research in a variety of contexts and countries. - Pip Bruce Ferguson, Educational Journal of Living Theories