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ERIC Number: EJ898517
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Sep
Pages: 2
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0031-7217
Three Dirty Words Are Killing Education
Jensen, Deb
Phi Delta Kappan, v92 n1 p91-92 Sep 2010
Three words used frequently in debates about education actually cloud the issues. Those words are standardization, rigor, and reform. Standardization is often confused with standards, though they are not the same thing. Similarly, rigor is confused with relevance, and reform with renaissance. Those three words are used because they sound tough and important, not because they work.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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