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Prologue: Voices from the Conversation

by Mark A. Smylie - 2008

We were not looking for a conversation about all that is right or wrong with our schools or for a conversation about particular policies or practices to solve the problems of our education system, although there are plenty of those conversations going on. Instead, we were looking for a different and in our minds more fundamental conversation about what people think about the purposes of education today, about what we hope to achieve through educative processes, indeed what role education may play in our democratic society in the early part of the 21st century.

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This article originally appeared as NSSE Yearbook Vol 107, No. 2.

Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 110 Number 14, 2008, p. 7-12
https://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 18496, Date Accessed: 1/25/2020 2:57:33 AM

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  • Mark Smylie
    University of Illinois-Chicago
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    MARK A. SMYLIE is professor of education at the University of Illinois-Chicago. Smylie’s research concerns school organization and processes of school organizational change, administrative and teacher leadership and development, and urban school improvement. His work has appeared in the American Education Research Journal, Educational Researcher, Educational Administration Quarterly, Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis, Educational Policy, Journal of School Leadership, and Review of Research in Education. He has contributed chapters to numerous books on teachers and teaching, leadership and administration, and educational change.
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