Descriptive Inquiry in Teacher Practice

Cara E. Furman and Cecelia E. Traugh

Publication Date: January 8, 2021

Pages: 216

We speak with Dr. Cecelia Traugh and Dr. Cara Furman, co-authors of Descriptive Inquiry in Teacher Practice: Cultivating Practical Wisdom to Create Democratic Schools. Descriptive inquiry is a structured, collaborative process in which teachers share and get practical feedback on classroom challenges. Breaking down teachers’ isolation, descriptive inquiry encourages non-confrontational conversations about racial and other biases. Teachers benefit not only from the wisdom of their colleagues but also from the safe space and supportive community.

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