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“The Flight of a Butterfly” or “The Flight of a Bullet”: The Impossible Dream of Transforming Teaching into a Science « Larry Cuban on School Reform and Classroom Practice 

Here's a nice little summary of the history of behaviorist education, dreaming of being a "Flight of a Bullet." “The Flight of a Butterfly” or “The Flight of a Bullet”: The Impossible Dream of Transforming Teaching into a Science « Larry Cuban on School Reform and Classroom Practice. Particularly interesting is the imagery. Here's my …

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Philosophy in Bed 

Like the juvenile that knows that adding "...in bed" to the end of every sentence will likely be funny, provocative, or at least get a rise, doing Philosophy of Education often amounts to adding "...in the classroom" to the end of concepts. Spinoza as educator.... It at least matches, like the bedroom, education's pervasive yet …

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Everyone’s a Progressive These Days 

Here's an interesting post on the provenance of "progressives": Progressives at War in Schools and Classrooms. Larry Cuban writes: What contemporary progressive-minded teachers and administrators who continue to cope with the standards-based accountability and testing movement have to remember is that the deep well from which early 20th century progressives drank not only included John …

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