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ERIC Number: EJ854862
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-1550-1175
Narrative Rules: The Lives of a Public School
Mayo, Michael
Schools: Studies in Education, v6 n2 p162-172 Fall 2009
Schools, like narratives, are massively complex human inventions. Therefore, attempts to evaluate schools must have the capacity to encompass such complexity. Current methods of evaluation are purposely simple, obscuring the hidden and pernicious costs of such comprehensibility. Through a highly subjective telling of his own school's history, the author argues for more complex, humane, and accurate methods for measuring the work of a school.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
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Language: English
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