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A Nation Prepared

According to Governor Thomas Kean and Marc Tucker, the improvement of teaching standards is directly connected to both economic growth and the standard of living in the United States. At the time of this interview, Kean, who was governor of New … Continue reading

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What Should Teachers Know?

What should secondary teachers know? That question formed the basis for a 1986 chancellor’s invitational conference at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. A central goal of the conference was an exploration of the knowledge, values, and skills … Continue reading

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Educating Teachers

In the teaching of American literature and history in the mid-1980s, how well prepared are American high school instructors with respect to teaching skills as well as knowledge of their subjects? How are teachers responding to critics who proclaim the … Continue reading

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Concepts of Self

Charles Caramello speaks about his study Henry James, Gertrude Stein, and the Biographical Act. Caramello describes both as authors seeking to locate their personal and literary identities in the contexts of the history, geography, and society of their times. In the second segment … Continue reading

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