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ERIC Number: EJ780951
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Dec
Pages: 3
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 5
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1081-3004
First Person: Critical Thinking and Reading
Mendelman, Lisa
Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy, v51 n4 p300-302 Dec 2007
From freshman composition courses to high school exit exams, the term "critical thinking" is everywhere. The educationally ubiquitous term has been defined as criticism that combines research, knowledge of historical context, and balanced judgment. In theory then, critical thinking should be taught in virtually every course in the humanities. In practice, however, my years as a high school English teacher, as well as my decades on the other side of the desk, have proven that the lofty title is a gross misnomer, conveniently obscuring the fact that the majority of our schools fail to teach critical thinking and, as a result, the majority of our populace does not practice it.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Grade 9
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A