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ERIC Number: EJ1249215
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2020-Apr
Pages: 5
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0031-7217
Testing, Best Practices, and the Teacher Intellectual
Bullough, Robert V., Jr.
Phi Delta Kappan, v101 n7 p17-21 Apr 2020
Linking "A Nation at Risk" (1983) with the testing fetish that followed the No Child Left Behind Act (2002), Robert Bullough explores the perceptions of the good teacher and of good schooling that dominate American public education. Arguing that while training has trumped education as the commonplace conception of teaching, the "inventive mind" noted by William James (1911/1899), indicative of the teacher working as an intellectual, still stands at the core of quality education. Teacher intellectuals with inventive minds love and ponder ideas, theorize, criticize, experiment, and re-imagine their practice in relationship to educational aims that matter and that go beyond achieving high scores on a standardized test.
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Language: English
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