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Cook-Sather, Alison – Curriculum Inquiry, 2010
As has been the case throughout the history of education in the United States, the current structures and practices of U.S. schools and colleges are informed by particular ideals regarding the potential of education. Through this comparative descriptive analysis, I argue that a major reason why these ideals have rarely been realized is the way…
Descriptors: Educational Philosophy, Educational History, Student Role, Educational Change
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Cook-Sather, Alison – Curriculum Inquiry, 2006
Every way of thinking is both premised on and generative of a way of naming that reflects particular underlying convictions. Over the last 15 years, a way of thinking has reemerged that strives to reposition students in educational research and reform. Best documented in Australia, Canada, England, and the United States, this way of thinking is…
Descriptors: Educational Research, Educational Change, Student Rights, Educational Opportunities