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ERIC Number: EJ854877
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 23
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-1550-1175
School in a Time of Cholera
Hawkes, T. Elijah
Schools: Studies in Education, v6 n2 p267-289 Fall 2009
We live among an extraordinary mass of data and measurement--connected to a vast, disjointed, yet interconnected body of standards and expectation. There is danger here, for children and for all of us. We risk becoming confused about what standards are most important, what we should aspire to be, and thus what and who we are. In addition to this identity danger, there is the risk, in the school setting, that time spent with data displaces time with children. Data, love, and teaching are all physical work. Only in the right balance can they be symbiotic. Parents, educators, and others who support schools and work with youth must be vigilant, restrained, and hyperaware that "less is more"--especially today--and that there are but few standards, golden rules, and data that can really matter.
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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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