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From Another Angle: Children's Strengths and School Standards: The Prospect Center's Descriptive Review of the Child


reviewed by Lisa M. Stooksberry — 2003

coverTitle: From Another Angle: Children's Strengths and School Standards: The Prospect Center's Descriptive Review of the Child
Author(s): Margaret Himley and Patricia F. Carini (Editors)
Publisher: Teachers College Press, New York
ISBN: 0807739316, Pages: 240, Year: 2000
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Initially, the reader of From Another Angle: Children’s Strengths and School Standards (The Prospect Center’s Descriptive Review of the Child) is invited into the lives of three children; by the end, the reader is invited also into the lives of the teachers who influence and are influenced by these three children. The purpose of this book is to provide a rich description of and promote understanding of a process designed to better know children as people. This process is defined by the authors as the “Descriptive Review of the Child.”   The book is edited by Margaret Himley with Patricia F. Carini. The chapters are authored by teachers who use the descriptive process with the children they teach. Collectively, the authors have a variety of experiences, from novice to veteran, in engaging in the Descriptive Review of the Child. As defined by Himley, “The purpose of the Descriptive Review of the Child . . . is not to fix or explain that child, but to make... (preview truncated at 150 words.)


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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 105 Number 7, 2003, p. 1281-1284
http://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 11022, Date Accessed: 10/20/2017 1:16:58 AM

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  • Lisa Stooksberry
    Berberry Education Group
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    LISA M. STOOKSBERRY has most recently served as an assistant professor of Curriculum and Instruction at Mississippi State University. She currently works as an independent consultant. Her research interests include teacher education, teacher development, and standards in teaching.
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