ERIC Number: EJ568487
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1998
Reference Count: 0
"A Blind Man's Ditch": Suppression of the Imagination in the Quest for Test Scores.
English Journal, v87 n3 p21-27 Mar 1998
Describes how, giving an exam that included working with uncontextualized poetry, a teacher inadvertently discovered that the least accomplished students were the biggest risk-takers; the so-called best students were ironically self-limited by their own drive to succeed; tracking only encouraged this lack of risk-taking; and the less good students had something to offer to critical discussion in the classroom. (SR)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Theme: Teaching the Classics: Old Wine, New Bottles.