ERIC Number: ED344875
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
Coherence, the Rebel Angel. Occasional Paper No. 139.
Buchmann, Margret; Floden, Robert E.
When working against fragmentation in education, coherence must not be confused with consistency. While consistency implies logical relations and the absence of contradictions, coherence allows for many kinds of connectedness, including associations of ideas and feelings, intimations of resemblance, conflicts and tensions, and imaginative leaps. Coherence--but not consistency--is hospitable to change and imagination, while true to the many sides of concepts and experiences. Educational coherence is found where students and teachers can discover and establish relations among various areas of sensibility, knowledge, and skill, yet where loose ends remain, inviting a reweaving of beliefs and ties to the unknown. (Author)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Education, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Michigan State Univ., East Lansing. Inst. for Research on Teaching.