Power and Standards: An Emerging Culture on the Border and Lost in Translation

Power and Standards: An Emerging Culture on the Border and Lost in Translation

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Ralph Waldo Emerson noted q[o]ur modes of Education aim to expedite, to save labor, to do for masses what cannot be done for masses, what must be done reverently, one by one.q In a culture as diverse as the American culture, this mode of education Emerson pointed out is problematic because it assumes that all individuals are the same. The standards of education are intended to help create the same education for individuals who are different. It does not account for aspects such as differing backgrounds, socio-economic status, culture or language.The 9th grade Reading TAKS test administered in spring of 2006 consists of 33 multiple choice questions, 16 of which were ... However, of the 16 multiple choice questions, 9 deal with basic reading comprehension, 1 with vocabulary, 2 withanbsp;...


Title:Power and Standards: An Emerging Culture on the Border and Lost in Translation
Author: Rina Cecilia Grijalva
Publisher:ProQuest - 2007
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