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Teachers Engaged in Research: Inquiry into Mathematics Classrooms, Grades 6-8


reviewed by Eileen Quinn Knight — September 25, 2006

coverTitle: Teachers Engaged in Research: Inquiry into Mathematics Classrooms, Grades 6-8
Author(s): Joanna O. Maslingila (Ed.)
Publisher: Information Age Publishing, Charlotte
ISBN: 1593114990, Pages: 280, Year: 2006
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The aim of this edited volume—and in truth, the whole series—is to understand the passion of the teacher-researchers who have offered us insights into their math classrooms.  While many passionate authors contribute to this particular text, the intent of these teacher-researchers is threefold: “to transform their teaching practice, expand the mathematical knowledge and skill of their students, and enhance the life chances of their students in the world” (p. xii).  The research stories are written with vibrant humility and clarity.  Just as the teacher-researchers came to the realization of what works in their classrooms, they offer their understandings to their fellow teachers in order to assist them in teaching in the classroom. In the forward of the series, Cochran-Smith presents us with the richness of this particular text.  She states: “...[T]he use of inquiry has generally reflected a move away from transmission models of teacher training and retraining…toward a concept of... (preview truncated at 150 words.)


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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record, Date Published: September 25, 2006
http://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 12729, Date Accessed: 12/13/2017 5:48:40 PM

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  • Eileen Knight
    St. Xavier University
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    EILEEN QUINN KNIGHT, Ph.D is professor of education at St. Xavier University in Chicago. For the past 22 years she has worked with pre-service teachers to assist them in becoming elementary, middle school and high school teachers. Her area is psychological development and her specialty is math methods. She recently gave a presentation in Panama City, Panama entitled: "Putting the Heart Back into Education: Case Studies that Matter" in June 2006. Her most recent publication is in the Illinois School Journal entitled: "Collaboration Builds Vo-tech Charter Idea" concerning the work she has done at ACE Tech Charter High School as part of the Renaissance 2010 program of Mayor Daley. Professor Knight also works for the Golden Apple Foundation, Civic and Arts Foundation of the Union League Club and is part of the steering committee for the Higher Learning Commission of St. Xavier University. Her teaching duties include: Adolescent Development, Math Methods, and Research in Teaching and Learning. She was recently interviewed by the Catholic New World about how to assist students in a world after 9/11.
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