My Back Pages: Schools Play Key Role in Career Prep

With present-day concerns about globalization and technology, books like Thomas Friedman's The World Is Flat have sparked much conversation in the education world. How...

My Back Pages: Goals of Secondary Ed.

"The goal of secondary education should be defined in terms of action," states Melvin J. Hetland in "What Are the Goals of Modern Secondary...

My Back Pages: Integration and Courage

By the late 1950s, school systems across the United States were beginning to integrate students and faculty from diverse demographic backgrounds. Former ASCD President...

My Back Pages: Exposing Students to Difference

In the February 1953 issue of Educational Leadership, Denver school teacher Maude Smith describes a process by which she introduces her socioeconomically homogenous class...

My Back Pages: Initial Response to IDEA

The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) was passed in 1975 to ensure equity and success for students with disabilities in America's public schools....

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One Laptop Per Child hopes to change the distribution of technology in developing countries, and the way children interact with that technology. The XO, a...

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