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ERIC Number: EJ921637
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 6
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 12
ISSN: ISSN-0022-8958
Bad Signs
Kohn, Alfie
Kappa Delta Pi Record, v47 n1 p4-9 Fall 2010
One can tell quite a lot about what goes on in a classroom or a school even if one visits after everyone has gone home. Just by looking at the walls--or, more precisely, what's on the walls--it's possible to get a feel for the educational priorities, the attitudes about children, even the assumptions about human nature of the people in charge. In this essay, the author comments on the signs and posters found on school walls and discusses what a person can tell from them about a school. He considers a few signs and posters that are generally regarded as innocuous or even inspiring. Particularly deserving of a closer look are two specific signs as well as a broader category of posters that includes a seemingly unlimited number of examples.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
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Language: English
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