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

ISBN-10: 0807739316

ISBN-13: 9780807739310

Edition: 2000

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List price: $24.95
Copyright year: 2000
Publisher: Teachers College Press, Teachers College, Columbia University
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 240
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.946
Language: English

Margaret Himley is an associate professor in the English department at Syracuse University. She is the author of Shared Territory: Understanding Children's Writing as Works as well as articles on children's development as writers, writing across the curriculum, phenomenological approaches to understanding writing, and adult literacy.

Introduction: A Page from the Prospect Albump. 1
Prospect's Descriptive Processesp. 8
Learning the Discipline of Description
Gabrielp. 23
Contextp. 24
Planning the Reviewp. 26
Reflective Conversation on a Word: Enoughp. 36
Descriptive Review of the Childp. 38
Response: From the Incredible to the Possiblep. 49
Afterthoughtsp. 53
A Letter to Parents and Teachers on Some Ways of Looking at and Reflecting on Childrenp. 56
The Role of the Chair: Joining with Another Teacherp. 65
Taking Descriptive Stance
Victoriap. 87
Contextp. 88
Planning the Reviewp. 91
Descriptive Review of the Childp. 100
Response: Questions and Recommendationsp. 109
Afterthoughtsp. 122
Descriptive Inquiry: "Language As a Made Thing"p. 126
The Descriptive Stance: Prospect Teachers Writingp. 135
Using Descriptive Inquiry in School Settings
Nilep. 149
Contextp. 150
Descriptive Review of the Childp. 152
Response: Questions and Recommendationsp. 161
Afterthoughtsp. 177
Whole-School Inquiry: Values and Practicep. 182
The Value/s of Oral Inquiry, of "You Just Had To Be There!"p. 199
Prospect Resources and Related Publicationsp. 213
Prospect-Related Publicationsp. 215
Referencesp. 219
Children's Literature Citedp. 223
About the Editor's and Contributorsp. 225
Indexp. 227
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