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ERIC Number: EJ823282
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Dec
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 6
ISSN: ISSN-1074-4762
No Middle Ground: Taking a Stand at the Crossroads
Hynds, Susan
Voices from the Middle, v16 n2 p9-15 Dec 2008
Declaring that "public education is at a crossroads where the future of our world could not be more precariously poised," the author addresses the challenges facing middle school teachers, such as the narrowing of curriculum due to high-stakes assessments. She argues that students should not leave middle school without the "interpretive skills" developed through the arts, opportunities to interpret literature from a personal stance, and "a hunger for routing out what's beneath and beyond the printed work, the rap lyric, the image, or the electronic text." (Contains 3 footnotes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Grade 8; Middle Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A