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ERIC Number: EJ901381
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 19
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 62
ISSN: ISSN-1040-9289
Through Myth to Reality: Reframing Education as Academic Development
Alexander, Patricia A.
Early Education and Development, v21 n5 p633-651 2010
Research Findings: There is ample evidence that true educational progress has been elusive, even after decades of countless school reform efforts. Practice or Policy: In this article, barriers to meaningful transformation in the form of common, persistent, and resistant educational myths are presented and summarily debunked. An alternative and more facilitative conception of formal education as academic development is then offered, and the positive ramifications of this orientation for the fostering of learners' cognitive and socioemotional competences are overviewed. (Contains 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: No Child Left Behind Act 2001