Close your eyes and reflect on that first moment you entered a research or content-based course and discovered that you would be writing and presenting a research proposal to a researcher to ask for assistance on conducting a study that would solve a current curriculum issue or increase student achievement. Terrell’s (2016) book provides the knowledge and skills students need in an introductory research course, a research proposal course, or a content course that embeds research. Terrell guides students through their proposal and provides samples for students to review and apply to their work.


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Dr. Richard H. Rogers is the assistant superintendent for school operations for the Houston County School District in the State of Georgia and a professor of curriculum with Columbus State University. Dr. Rogers earned his doctorate degree in K-12 Leadership from Valdosta State University. His educational interests include education, leadership, curriculum theory, and qualitative research. Dr. Rogers is the author of a chapter in a book titled Democracy and Decency: What Does Education Have To Do With It? (Information Age Publishing, 2016). Correspondence regarding this article can be addressed directly to: rickyalicia@comsouth.net. Follow on twitter at @drrhrogers or connect through LinkedIn.

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