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ERIC Number: EJ852630
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 5
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-1946-7109
The Identity of Education
Appiah, Kwame Anthony
Penn GSE Perspectives on Urban Education, v5 n1 Fall 2007
This article presents the author's message during a graduation ceremony at the University of Pennsylvania. The author talks about the identity of education and stresses that education not only fosters conversation, but it is itself a form of conversation. The author challenges people to engage in conversation about education from multiple perspectives and to recognize that though what people think, say and believe may be very different, there are often common threads through these conversations which they must continue to engage and discuss. (Contains 4 footnotes.)
University of Pennsylvania, Graduate School of Education. 3700 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104. e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A