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Celebrating Intellectual Curiosity

Kindergarten through College Scholarship and Research

Michael Gose

Celebrating Intellectual Curiosity: Kindergarten Through College Scholarship and Research broadens the perspective on academic pursuits. Curiosity needs to be cultivated at all school levels. All formats of scholarship and research contribute to increased human understanding.
The criteria for evaluating different scholarly activity needs to be well matched with the respective format. Both Scientific and Artistic standards need to be considered for a deeper appreciation of intents and results. Grade school children would be well served by being schooled in the four traditional areas of university faculty evaluation: teaching-learning; scholarship; service; and colleagueship.
The book uses vignettes and stories to establish the complexities and utility of varying forms of research. Criteria are identified that fit the respective approaches. The study looks at The Scholarship of Teaching; The Scholarship of Teaching as Action Research: Creative Artistry; Arts Based Research; The Scholarship of Service; Curriculum Development; The Scholarship of the Student. The complementary nature of the variety of scholarships reveals an underlying Ecology of Education that relies upon a great diversity in roles to maintain a healthy system.
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Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
Pages: 156Size: 6 1/4 x 9 1/2
978-1-4758-3538-0 • Hardback • March 2017 • $50.00 • (£32.95)
978-1-4758-3539-7 • Paperback • March 2017 • $25.00 • (£15.95)
978-1-4758-3540-3 • eBook • March 2017 • $23.00 • (£15.95)
Michael Gose, Ph.D., has taught and been an administrator at the Elementary, Secondary, and University levels. He has been a professor at Pepperdine University since 1980. He had the great good fortune of being a teaching assistant and research assistant to Professor Elliot Eisner at Stanford University in the 1970s.
Preface: Celebrating Intellectual Curiosity
Chapter 1: The Importance and Context of All Scholarship and Research and a Microcosm of the Macrocosm
Chapter 2: The Scholarship of Teaching
Chapter 3: The Scholarship of Teaching—action research
Chapter 4: Creative Art
Chapter 5: Arts Based Research
Chapter 6: The Scholarship of Service
Chapter 7: Curriculum Development, Administration, Colleagueship
Chapter 8: Scholarship of the Student
Chapter 9: The Legacy and Ecology of Education
Chapter 10: Establishing the Rationale and Grading Policies for Student Scholarship and Research
Chapter 11: No Good Deed Goes Unpunished; Virtue is its Own Reward: warnings and encouragement
Appendix—The New Carnegie Unit
About the Author
Gose’s expansive career in education informs this insightful text. He broadens the commonly accepted, narrow view of scholarship and research by emphasizing the myriad scholarly endeavors that are so often overlooked in the pursuit of everyday learning excellence. My students commonly quote Gose in my classes. After reading this book, I am certain that I will do the same.
Stella Erbes, Associate Professor of Education at Pepperdine University, Former Elementary and Secondary School Teacher

Dr. Michael Gose has written a thought-provoking book that aligns teaching and research as one intertwined activity from kindergarten through doctoral programs. Influenced by such educational legends as Elliot Eisner and Benjamin Bloom, among others, Gose tells stories, utilizes past research, and embraces new forms of inquiry, all of which he hopes will contribute to a better education for all—K-Phd. Although an ambitious undertaking, Gose succeeds in offering sage advice for kindergarten teachers (have students learn about varied forms of scholarship) as well as professors (learn about teaching, scholarship broadly defined, service and collegiality). Words of counsel that Gose offers for all learners at any grade level or even for those out of school—stay curious and never stop questioning.
P. Bruce Uhrmacher, Professor of Education and Research Methods, Morgridge College of Education, University of Denver