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Teaching to Higher Standards--From Managing to Imagining the Purposes of Education


by Kay Johnston & Heidi Ross ó August 13, 2001

This essays argues that U.S. society has lost track of a crucial conversation regarding the purposes of education in favor of one focused on high standards. The result is a failure to see the complex connections between school and society.


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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record, Date Published: August 13, 2001
http://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 10804, Date Accessed: 7/25/2017 8:44:15 AM

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  • Kay Johnston
    Colgate University
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    Kay Johnston is an associate professor of educational studies at Colgate University. She has chaired the Educational Studies Department and directed the Women's Studies Program. She has most recently written about cheating and the limits of individual integrity.
  • Heidi Ross
    Colgate University
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    Heidi Ross is professor of educational studies and current chair of Educational Studies at Colgate University, and is President of the Comparative and International Education Society. Her most recent book, (co-edited with Judith Liu and Donald Kelly) The Ethnographic Eye (Falmer Press, 2000), features the challenges of conducting interpretive research in the Peoples' Republic of China.
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