Title: Descriptive Inquiry in Teacher Practice

Author(s): Cara E. Furman and Cecelia E. Traugh

As I write this review, we are facing the unimaginable in our schools, struggling to make sense of the implications of the pandemic on teaching, children, and communities. School buildings are cautiously reopening, children are emerging from virtual spaces into physical classrooms, and teachers are asked to reinvent their practice to meet needs that we cannot yet envision. Cara E. Furman and Cecelia E. Traugh’s book Descriptive Inquiry in Teacher Practice: Cultivating Practical Wisdom in Create Democratic Schools (2021) speaks directly to the needs of educators and educational communities during these challenging times. It is a unique voice in this time of crisis, offering a nuanced guide into developing and sustaining democratic school practices that genuinely emerge from schools’ identities

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