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National Standards and Local Portraits


by Sara Lawrence Lightfoot 1989

The author suggests that we need to construct national standards that encourage and inspire school people; that allow for a pluralistic response to the pursuit of goals; and that standards need to be systematically reviewed and renewed in order to avoid typical bureaucratic anachronisms.


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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 91 Number 1, 1989, p. 14-17
http://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 403, Date Accessed: 10/21/2017 3:41:55 PM

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