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ERIC Number: EJ1031286
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 105
ISSN: ISSN-1931-3152
The Common Core State Standards and the Great Divide
Wiley, Terrence G.; Rolstad, Kellie
International Multilingual Research Journal, v8 n1 p38-55 2014
This article contextualizes recent developments around issues of language and the new Common Core State Standards (CCSS) in terms of the classic distinction between literates and non-literates in the Great Divide debate. Using a social practices perspective to frame the issues, the authors argue that the CCSS reiterate the debate, and reflect an autonomous, deficit orientation. The authors argue that the deficit orientation embedded in language-related proposals around the CCSS hold negative consequences for policy and practice. The authors note the absence of critical engagement of these issues in the CCSS literature, and review major criticisms of the construct of academic language, a cornerstone of the new standards.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative; Information Analyses
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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