The integration of educational research and practice is essential if any genuine progress is to be achieved in addressing compelling, complex and significant issues in education (Pine, 2009, p. 3). As new faculty members, both authors came to the process of action research through collaboration. The path was a new one that we had previously not explored, one that emerged as we moved forward together. We started down this woody lane with ideas, hopes and flashlights to begin to clarify our work, our ideas, and the needs of our students. We also hoped to illuminate the way for other junior faculty members attempting to integrate action research into their praxis.

Author Biography

SUNY Plattsburgh, Assistant Professor, Graduate Education, MST Program