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RE: [xmca] What's wrong with test-score-driven schooling

A very nice piece Tony - easy to understand. Lends itself to lots of
discussion points in the classroom. I'll try it out with some preservice
teachers this semester. It also helps to understand, generally, the way
a research article in one field can become generalized to another field
- here I am thinking about research in neuroscience in particular and
the way it becomes generalized and then the generalization appropriated
into the field of education. 

Emily Duvall, PhD
Assistant Professor of Curriculum & Instruction
Assistant Professor of Neuroscience
Director, Northwest Inland Writing Project
Program Coordinator, Elementary Education
University of Idaho, Coeur d'Alene
1031 North Academic Way, Suite 242 | Coeur d'Alene, ID 83814 
T 208 292 2512 | F 208 667 5275 emily@uidaho.edu | www.cda.uidaho.edu 

He only earns his freedom and his life, who takes them every day by
-- Johann Wolfgang Goethe 

-----Original Message-----
From: xmca-bounces@weber.ucsd.edu [mailto:xmca-bounces@weber.ucsd.edu]
On Behalf Of Tony Whitson
Sent: Tuesday, January 11, 2011 8:46 PM
To: xmca@weber.ucsd.edu
Subject: [xmca] What's wrong with test-score-driven schooling

Folks on this list won't find anything intellectually new here; but I've

posted a new article that uses fallacious reporting of an interesting 
medical finding to help explain what's wrong with how tests are being
in education and in discourse about education. It's at:


I took the time to do this because I thought it would be a useful thing 
for me to have for making these points in classes and various other 
situations. I'm sharing it here in case anybody else might find it

Tony Whitson
UD School of Education
NEWARK  DE  19716


"those who fail to reread
  are obliged to read the same story everywhere"
                   -- Roland Barthes, S/Z (1970)
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