The Passions of Learning in Tight Circumstances: Toward a Political Economy of the Mind
by Ray McDermott - 2010
Novelists and economists often imagine and theorize characters who learn to survive under difficult circumstances. Mainstream educational research, in contrast, has missed the intelligence of people battling real-life pressures, and research accounts of what people cannot do in school appear more as symptoms of a sorting system than a resource for reform. Educational research might be better focused on people’s accomplishments and learning in demanding situations.
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