ERIC Number: EJ852010
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Mar
Abstractor: As Provided
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Mental Fight: A Prescription for K-12
Hirsch, E. D., Jr.
Academic Questions, v18 n1 p66-68 Mar 2004
Even movements for choice and higher standards aren't solving our K-12 problems, because they've all bought into three ideas: that drills and repetition are unnatural schemes for learning, that thought processes are more important than mastery of facts, and that disadvantaged kids are somehow intrinsically unable to do what's expected of more privileged ones. E.D. Hirsch, Jr. tells us to do battle with these ideas.
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Cognitive Processes, Drills (Practice), Change Strategies, Educational Change, Educational Theories, Educational Assessment, Educational Indicators, Excellence in Education, Disadvantaged
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
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