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ERIC Number: EJ854835
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1550-1175
Learning to Describe, Describing to Understand
Knoester, Matthew
Schools: Studies in Education, v5 n1-2 p146-155 Spr-Fall 2008
In this essay, the author describes his understanding and experience with descriptive review processes, as developed by Patricia Carini (Himley 2000) and members of the Prospect Center in North Bennington, VT. The author critically reviews the benefits and limitations of using descriptive review as a form of assessment of students, teaching practices, and as professional development for teachers. He finds that the benefits far outweigh the limitations, and recommends descriptive review processes as powerful tools for teacher reflection and assessment.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Vermont