Students as Researchers: Creating Classrooms that Matter

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This book focuses directly on student empowerment through meaningful research. It fills a specific gap in educational literature by making explicit the relationship between teaching method, classroom practice, and the production of knowledge. Drawing on the best of theoretical innovations over the last decade Students as Researchers places them in a living accessible context. With a sound basis in theory, the book is also extremely practical and accessible for students, giving scenarios and examples that can be used to reveal the workings and benefits of research.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780750706308
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 4/1/1998
  • Series: Teachers' Library Series
  • Pages: 264
  • Product dimensions: 6.14 (w) x 9.21 (h) x 0.69 (d)

Table of Contents

Ch. 1 Students as Researchers: Critical Visions, Emancipatory Insights 2
Ch. 2 Reclaiming Wonder: Young Students as Researchers 20
Ch. 3 Nurturing Critical Dispositions in the Classroom 33
Ch. 4 Interpretive Inquiry as Student Research 49
Ch. 5 Writing and Passing Notes: Resistance, Identity and Pleasure in the Lives of Teenage Girls 64
Ch. 6 Mentoring Authorship in the Elementary School Classroom Through the Writing Process 77
Ch. 7 Negotiating Place: The Importance of Children's Realities 94
Ch. 8 Using Dramaturgy in Educational Research 113
Ch. 9 Romancing the Curriculum with Student Research: Recreating Kent State 136
Ch. 10 Creating North 141
Ch. 11 Engaging Students as Researchers: Researching and Teaching Thanksgiving in the Elementary Classroom 149
Ch. 12 Social Studies Teaching and Learning: A Descriptive Analysis of Concept Mapping 167
Ch. 13 Getting Beyond the Limits in Social Studies: Reconceptualizing the Methods Class 188
Ch. 14 Action Experiments: Are Students Learning Physical Science? 199
Ch. 15 Exploring Critical Distance in Science Education: Students Researching the Implications of Technological Embeddedness 212
Ch. 16 Making Meaning and Analyzing Experience - Student Researchers as Transformative Agents 228
List of Contributors 247
Index 249
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