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Cold War in the Classroom: Kilpatrick's Student Years at Mercer


by Donald D. Chipman & Carl B. McDonald 1982

As a student at Mercer University (Georgia) from 1888-91, William Kilpatrick observed that teachers and pupils stood in opposition to each other and that cheating was a "natural process." The granting of honors was viewed by Kilpatrick as detrimental and as a way of pitting students against each other. Kilpatrick also advocated the abolition of the grading system. (Source: ERIC)


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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 83 Number 3, 1982, p. 459-465
http://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 724, Date Accessed: 12/11/2017 2:16:47 PM

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  • Donald Chipman
    Air University, Alabama
    Donald D. Chipman is the commandant's advisor on education, Squadron Officer School, Maxwell Airforce Base, Alabama. He has served a professor of education and history at the Georgia Southwestern College, and is co-author of Philosophical Reflections on Education and Society.
  • Carl McDonald
    Middle George College, Georgia
    Carl B. McDonald is chairman of the Developmental Studies Division at Middle Georgia College and chairman elect of the University System of Georgia's Academic Advisor Council on Developmental Studies. He is co-author of Treating the Non-Learner: Penicillin or Placebo?.
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