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The Educational Panopticon

by Herbert Kohl - January 08, 2009

People who insult and denigrate teachers by forcing scripted curriculum on them are perfectly aware that they are forcing teachers to act against their conscience and students to close down their minds. What must be raised and answered for is the moral cost of creating joyless schools that resemble panopticons.

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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record, Date Published: January 08, 2009
https://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 15477, Date Accessed: 2/25/2021 3:31:14 AM

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  • Herbert Kohl

    HERBERT KOHL is the former director of the Center for Teaching Excellence and Social Justice at the University of San Francisco. He has taught every grade from kindergarten to graduate school and has written numerous books on education and teaching, including 36 Children and Discipline of Hope.
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