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Regents Exams


by Martin Wolfson - 1966

The author details her frustrations with New York State Regents examinations. In the Regents exam "American history and world backgrounds," there are no questions calling for answers that require familiarity with the history of American thought. The author calls for the abolition of the Regents exam in the social studies. If we eventually abolish it, we might be able to reconstruct pedagogy in the social studies to the end that we teach for depth and subtlety instead of for the trivialities and banalities that obtain today.


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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 68 Number 1, 1966, p. 71-71
https://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 2162, Date Accessed: 1/18/2020 3:56:45 PM

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