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ERIC Number: EJ935848
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 45
ISSN: ISSN-0009-8655
Equal Knowledge Is the Strong Root of Democratic Egalitarianism
Palumbo, Anthony; Levitt, Roberta
Clearing House: A Journal of Educational Strategies, Issues and Ideas, v84 n5 p213-218 2011
This article considers how to bridge the achievement gap by showing that reading methodology influenced American educational philosophy, primary-grade curricula, and American schools. It considers the impact of the romantic movement on progressive education and notes that the current academic achievement gap has two roots. The first can be traced, in part, to the nonacademic excesses of progressivism in the early grades; the second to patterns of social disorganization. The article argues that schools can deal with each problem by returning to a more academic curriculum and by providing a more nurturing environment for students.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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