Teachers, Calibrate your Change-o-Meters! | Benjamin Doxtdator

Josh Newton

Are you keeping up? Are we keeping up?

The dominant narrative about education says no. Teachers perpetually lag behind other more innovative fields, maybe by as much as a 100 or 150 years, depending on who you listen to. But there is no reason to believe such a narrative is true, and every reason to examine how it retains its hegemony.

In 1935, Oscar Campbell wrote in The English Journal:

“A time of accelerate social change like the present it always a time of exaggeration. The strain of constantly making new adjustments frays the nerves and distorts the…

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