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Losing the Product in the Process
This article uses three examples of teachers using process writing to teach children to write to discuss that children are not being taught to write with correct grammar or sentence structure. Teachers feel unable to ...
From Tripod to Cosmos: A New Metaphor for the Language Arts
This article discusses the old tripod model of language arts teaching, language, literature and composition and introduces a new model with eight petals (the cosmos flower), including technology, speech and drama, critical ...
Public/Private Partnerships: A Trojan Horse for Higher Education?
Partnering with private industry is presented as a sensible solution to some faculties at institutions of higher education during the current economic downturn. The authors discuss the historic context for increased ...
Cool Books for Tough Guys
Subtitle: 50 Books Out of the Mainstream of Adolescent Literature That Will Appeal to Males Who Do Not Enjoy Reading
Celebrating Mediocrity?: How Schools Shortchange Gifted Students
Some forces that undermine programs for the gifted—misguided fiscal policies, simplistic teaching methodologies, and a resurgence of the philosophy of egalitarianism—are reviewed. Analogous to the demise (and possible ...
The Iatrogenic Consequences of Standards-Based Education
Standards-based assessments were prescribed as the cure for the poor accountability of public schools. Billions of dollars have been spent on curricula, tests, and scoring rubrics so that federal and state agencies can ...
Out of the Box