Friday, September 21, 2007

NCATE, Diversity, and Dispositions

The Journal of Educational Controversy has just published a timely set of essays on the issue of dispositions. Most of the articles are, obviously, either directly or tangentially related to NCATE’s removal of social justice as a term in the glossary. I have an article in the issue that looks at the marginalization of foundations in regards to these issues. There are some excellent articles in the issue, including an historical perspective from Jennifer de Forest and a scathing critique from Bonnie and Dale Johnson. After reading the essays I wish there would have been an opportunity to create some kind of dialogue among authors before the publication since so many of the debates and discussions overlap and cross-reference and respond to each other. But perhaps that can still happen either in formal rejoinders to the journal or through this blog.

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