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Re-envisioning Research

by Gregory Shafer

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Re-envisioning Research

Grades 8 – 12
Type Journal
Published September 1999
Publisher National Council of Teachers of English

 

Description  

Describes a research paper in the author's high school English classroom which connected to the lives and interests of students, who delved into community problems with as much rigor (and using many types of research as traditional essays exploring arcane philosophical questions). Describes creating a context for exploration, and students' final projects.

 

Shafer, Gregory. "Re-envisioning Research." English Journal 89.1 (September 1999): 45-50.

 

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