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Minimum Competency Tests: A Negative View


by A. Guy Larkins 1981

Most of the arguments against minimum competency tests are not peculiar to social studies, and for that reason the bulk of this chapter focuses on characteristics of the movement in general. There may be some ways, however, in which the relation between social studies and minimum competency tests is special. A brief section at the close of this chapter outlines arguments that might apply to social studies more than to other areas of the public school curriculum.


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This article originally appeared in NSSE Yearbook Vol. 80, No. 2.


Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 82 Number 6, 1981, p. 126-150
http://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 19170, Date Accessed: 10/21/2017 7:18:29 PM

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  • A. Larkins
    University of Georgia
    A. GUY LARKINS is an Associate Professor of Social Studies Education at the University of Georgia.
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