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“What About Rose?” Using Teacher Research to Reverse School Failure


reviewed by Susan Loudermilk Garza — November 15, 2007

coverTitle: “What About Rose?” Using Teacher Research to Reverse School Failure
Author(s): Smokey Wilson
Publisher: Teachers College Press, New York
ISBN: 0807747874, Pages: 199, Year: 2007
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What a wonderful gift Smokey Wilson has given us with this book! By taking us on an intimate journey with her through her experiences—the trials, the doubts, the questioning of theory as it relates to practice, the students who made it, the students who didn’t—those of us who have made the journey from having a question and wanting to research it can look back and better understand our own experiences, and those of us who haven’t made that journey but want to can look forward and better understand how to make that journey and, most importantly, not be as afraid to take the journey.   There are many books available that can help us understand how as teachers we can take our questions and turn them into research, and Wilson gives examples of several of those texts, but most often these texts offer the how-to of doing research but not the... (preview truncated at 150 words.)


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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record, Date Published: November 15, 2007
http://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 14769, Date Accessed: 10/22/2017 9:47:51 AM

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