Alana Speaks on Action Research

 Sometimes I forget to upload bits like this on action research.  This video was shot for doctoral students in a class using my book.  I am also excited to be working with a group of educators in the US, using action research to sustain their educational change endeavors.

E. Alana James, Ed.D. – BIO

E. Alana James, Ed.D. specializes in action research methods for several universities for Doctor’s of dither Education or Management programs. Students provided both the impetus and many of the stories used in her new book Action research for business, nonprofits, and public administration: A tool for complex times (Sage, 2011).

What Are the Top Five Habits of Good Writers?

Strong routines support us through the ups and downs that occur naturally in any difficult task, so it is with writing. This article will consider five habits: write, research, craft, edit, connect. It has been my experience that these five habits support us as we work with our word sense, our voice, and hone what… Continue reading What Are the Top Five Habits of Good Writers?

Three Foundations for the Life of A Writer

When one thinks of what it might be like to live the life of a writer, several things of course come to mind: freedom to travel, notoriety, a sharp brain through old-age, and the joy inherent in living a creative life — being the most obvious. This article deals with the discovery phase, giving an… Continue reading Three Foundations for the Life of A Writer

A Short Philosophy of E. Alana James

I believe that all people search for happiness, and that when we use the power of our minds we can come to greatness, however we personally define that. I value inclusiveness, education and research. Inclusiveness because every person is part of this puzzle that we call life on this planet, and just like we would… Continue reading A Short Philosophy of E. Alana James