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by Randy Bomer - September 13, 2000

First of all, I want to make clear that my review was of Margaret Himley's book and not of Patricia Carini or the Prospect School. In fact, I said in the review that one of the several contributions Himley's book makes to educators is that of introducing to many the work of that institution. As a matter of fact, as I understand the work of the Prospect School, observation is an important part of teachers' assessment process, though it is definitely not a part of Himley's research methodology. The section of the book authored by Carini is the sole place where the reader is ever shown an actual child. I also stated in my review that Professor Himley provided admirable examples of teachers collaborating. I do not, however, equate a teacher talking with other professionals with a teacher teaching a student, as Himley seems to do. Himley asserts that the "deep talk" in which teachers in her study engage informs their work with students, in... (preview truncated at 150 words.)

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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record, Date Published: September 13, 2000
https://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 10544, Date Accessed: 6/1/2020 2:42:03 AM

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