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A Faithful Mirror: Reflections on the College Board and Education in America


reviewed by Jonathon Gillette 2004

coverTitle: A Faithful Mirror: Reflections on the College Board and Education in America
Author(s): Michael C. Johanek (Editor)
Publisher: The College Board, New York City
ISBN: 0874476712 , Pages: , Year: 2001
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A Faithful Mirror: Reflections on the College Board and Education in America, edited by Michael C. Johanek, is a useful and interesting collection of essays commissioned by the College Board as part of its Centennial celebration. The essays look back on the variety of ways in which secondary and higher education institutions wove a K-16 system. In each of the stitching sessions the College Board played a role. For gaining admission to college it was the College Entrance Examination Board (CEEB) and the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT). For curriculum articulation between secondary schools and universities, it was the CEEB and later the Advanced Placement exam (AP). Financial aid for worthy and needy students, involved the SAT and for expanding access for women and students of color, the CEEB and SAT. The quasi-public College Board contributed to the modern organizational field of education, the institutional webs of connections and relationships that shape perceptions and behaviors across the entire K-12 system. The book is not a history of the... (preview truncated at 150 words.)


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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 106 Number 2, 2004, p. 228-234
http://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 11164, Date Accessed: 12/18/2017 3:33:57 PM

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  • Jonathon Gillette
    Yale University
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    JONATHON GILLETTE is the Director of the Teacher Preparation Program at Yale University. He is also a Lecturer in the Sociology Department and has an appointment at the Child Study Center. His writing and research focuses on the nature of the task of teaching in context, group and organizational dynamics, and school reform.
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