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ERIC Number: EJ776543
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Jul
Pages: 6
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0013-8274
Urban Education: Moving Past the Myth of Structure
Patterson, Nancy G.; Speed, Renee
English Journal, v96 n6 p31-36 Jul 2007
Although some educators commonly assume that the way to improve the writing of urban students is to provide "more structure," Nancy G. Patterson and Renee Speed argue that this approach can instead be detrimental. In too many cases, structure characterizes control and colonization rather than the freedom for teachers to structure their curricula around self-selected relevant and challenging materials that "maximize student potential."
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A