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Fires in the Middle School Bathroom: Advice for Teachers from Middle Schoolers


reviewed by Sarah Anne Eckert & Dana L. Mitra — December 14, 2009

coverTitle: Fires in the Middle School Bathroom: Advice for Teachers from Middle Schoolers
Author(s): Kathleen Cushman and Laura Rogers
Publisher: The New Press, New York
ISBN: 1595584838, Pages: 240, Year: 2009
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Fires in the Middle School Bathroom: Advice for Teachers from Middle Schoolers, like its predecessor, Fires in the Bathroom: Advice to Teachers from High School Students (2003), uses the voices of students to help teachers develop an understanding of the wants and needs of the students in his or her classroom. In the current educational climate, test scores and other forms of quantitative data often are considered the most valid indicator of educational performance and experience over the voices of students and teachers themselves. The narrowing of validity in educational research ignores the unique and important information that students themselves can provide about their learning experiences and how to improve them. Exploring youth experiences, including a special focus on how students are not succeeding in current school climates, can yield new definitions of the sources of problems, as well as possible new solutions for reforming schools. Fires in the Middle... (preview truncated at 150 words.)


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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record, Date Published: December 14, 2009
http://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 15871, Date Accessed: 10/18/2017 1:53:47 AM

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  • Sarah Eckert
    Pennsylvania State University
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    SARAH ANNE ECKERT is a doctoral student at Penn State University in the department of Educational Theory and Policy. She has just begun to undertake research connecting urban teaching, teacher preparation and teacher self-efficacy.
  • Dana Mitra
    Pennsylvania State University
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    DANA L. MITRA is Associate Professor in the Department of Education Policy Studies at the Pennsylvania State University. Dana’s research interests include high school reform, student voice, and civic engagement. She has published a book with SUNY Press entitled Student voice in school reform: Building youth-adult partnerships that strengthen schools and empower youth.
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