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ERIC Number: EJ793124
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 21
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 32
ISSN: ISSN-1474-0222
Real Teaching and Real Learning vs. Narrative Myths about Education
Gregory, Marshall
Arts and Humanities in Higher Education: An International Journal of Theory, Research and Practice, v6 n1 p7-27 2007
All real classrooms are saturated in the fictional narratives about education from TV and movies that swirl about thickly and persistently in western culture, yet the influence that these fictions exert on real teachers and real students is seldom examined. This article argues that since these fictional narratives nearly always deal in recycled stereotypes of both students and teachers, and that since these stereotypes are both ubiquitous and compelling, and that since they seldom receive critical attention, the influence they exert on real teachers and real students is to mislead, confuse, and impoverish their evaluations of and expectations about the nature of genuine education. (Contains 3 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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