Ancient Coins Were Shaped Like Hams: And Other Freaky Facts by Barbara Seuling, Matthew Skeens

By Barbara Seuling, Matthew Skeens

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29). Now, I happen to agree with Dewey that the second picture has far more “poetic feeling” than the first picture does, and it even seems to me that the correcting of the student was done with love. , 29). ” He was not told that his first picture was wrong; he was instructed to only evaluate whether or not he was satisfied with it, and to use his own observations as the basis for this evaluation. But I am not entirely confident about my reading of the events because it depends on unexamined assumptions about what counts as the curriculum against which the child’s work was judged.

Another story (made into a movie just a few years after Gone with the Wind ) reveals the insight even more pointedly: in Random Harvest an amnesiac seeks the love of a forgotten life only to discover that he is married to her. Educational reform is plagued by a similar amnesia. We ought to ask ourselves what would happen if current educational aims—children reading at “grade level,” students and schools meeting test-score goals, universal high school graduation, college enrollments and completion rates rising—were actually met.

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