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What to do about Children’s Desires

by Joan F. Goodman - August 09, 2011

Jack's high school saw self-fulfillment as striving to meet the high academic expectations it established. Jill's school saw self-fulfillment as finding, refining, and expressing one's interests. The piece argues both are inadequate aspirations and suggests the rationale for a merger.

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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record, Date Published: August 09, 2011
https://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 16506, Date Accessed: 1/23/2021 2:32:49 PM

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  • Joan Goodman
    University of Pennsylvania
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    JOAN GOODMAN is a psychologist and professor at the Graduate School of Education, University of Pennsylvania. She writes in the areas of authority, discipline and morality in education. With Howard Lesnick she has co-authored The Moral Stake in Education: Contested Premises and Practices, and Moral Education: A Teacher-Centered Approach.
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