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ERIC Number: EJ641797
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2002
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ISSN: ISSN-1056-9197
High Noon for High Stakes: Alfie Kohn at Middlebury College.
Barna, Ed
Paths of Learning: Options for Families & Communities, n11 p11-17 Win 2002
The tougher standards movement has five fatal flaws. An emphasis on scores limits student willingness to experiment and be challenged. The "basic skills" approach to teaching--pouring knowledge down student throats--has never worked well. Standardized testing necessarily creates winners and losers. Accountability is coercive and unnecessarily specific. Finally, too much emphasis is on a single criterion of difficulty. (TD)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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