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ERIC Number: EJ624183
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 2001
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ISSN: ISSN-0013-189X
Politics and the Pendulum: An Alternative Understanding of the Case of Whole Language as Educational Innovation.
Wolfe, Paula; Poynor, Leslie
Educational Researcher, v30 n1 p15-20 Jan-Feb 2001
The whole language movement evolved partly from a larger political context. Anti-whole language arguments were responses to increased student and teacher empowerment threatening traditional hierarchies and certain characterizations of whole language. By calling whole language a point on the pendular cycle, critics mounted an aggressive campaign in the guise of new educational discourse based on scientific language and procedures. (SM)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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