ERIC Number: EJ1030291
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Reference Count: 11
The Leader of the Resistance: An Interview with Diane Ravitch
Ravitch, Diane; Marchant, Gregory J.; David, Kristine A.
Teacher Educator, v49 n3 p166-174 2014
Diane Ravitch has emerged as one of the most powerful forces for real education reform. She is a tireless crusader against the baseless claims that drive current educational policy and a clear-eyed visionary of what needs to be done. While at one time she left the educational community and then returned (both of which she addresses in this article) causing some to question the attention she garners as prodigal daughter of educational research, there is no denying the scholarship of her work and the contribution she continues to make. However, at 75 with the occasional health issue, she wonders how long she can fight the fight, and who will step up as the new leaders for the education of the nation's children.
Descriptors: Interviews, Educational Change, Educational Policy, Change Agents, Resistance to Change, Career Development, Profiles, Educational Research, Evidence, Educational Philosophy, Ideology, Advocacy, Politics of Education
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