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ERIC Number: EJ781672
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 5
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0013-175X
Hidden Assumptions, Attitudes, and Procedures in Failing Schools
Gunzelmann, Betsy
Educational Horizons, v86 n2 p85-89 Win 2008
Many hidden assumptions, attitudes, and procedures are practiced routinely in schools without much thought or analysis. One possible explanation for their occurrence is that educators become comfortable with familiar routines and believe they must be doing OK because that's the way schools have always operated. Another likely possibility involves a combination of factors including a lack of time, expertise, energy, or money to look thoughtfully into these issues. In this article, the author asserts that education and psychological professionals must remain open-minded to the possibility of questioning their policies and practices. She discusses two hidden obstacles to change: (1) blaming the student; and (2) disincentives.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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