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Introduction (Individual Differences)

by Gary D. Fenstermacher 1983

In the context of the beliefs and convictions mentioned above, the editors addressed the following question to the authors whose work appears in this volume: "Do we know enough about differences between or among individuals to entertain, in a practical way, the possibility of providing most learners with a common curriculum, adapted to account for individual differences but without compromising their chances for a rational, moral, and authentic life?" We chose to examine this question from the perspective of several disciplines germane to the study of individual differences: psychology, sociology, law, and biology.

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This article originally appeared in NSSE Yearbook Vol. 82, No. 1

Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 84 Number 5, 1983, p. 1-8
http://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 19054, Date Accessed: 7/20/2018 5:03:19 AM

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  • Gary Fenstermacher
    Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University
    GARY D. FENSTERMACHER is a Professor at the College of Education at the Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University.
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