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The main intention of this paper was reviewing action research (AR) related academic articles and investigating the impacts of AR on classroom practices. In detail, it has addressed the benefits of AR for teachers and the influences of conducting AR on teachers’ classroom practices. Moreover, the reviewer has examined the practices of conducting AR in Ethiopia. The reviewer has used and followed the interrelated steps of reviewing research literature. He has identified, downloaded, gathered, evaluated and selected original and frequently cited relevant research articles from diverse journals. It was structured and organised by using thematic literature review model. This article review may help student-teachers, teacher-educators and instructional supervisors to get awareness about the impacts of conducting AR. AR improves the classroom practices of teachers, empowers them, and enhances their self-confidence, problem solving and leadership ability. The teachers’ practical experiences on engaging and conducting AR in Ethiopian context is not that much sufficient.
Keywords: Action research, impacts and instructional practices.
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