Developmentalism: An Obscure but Pervasive Restriction on Educational Improvement

Education Consumers Foundation

Despite continuing criticism of public education, experimentally demonstrated and field tested teaching methods have been ignored, rejected, and abandoned. Instead of a stable consensus regarding best teaching practices, there seems only an unending succession of innovations. A longstanding educational doctrine called “developmentalism” appears to underlie this anomalous state of affairs.

Stone (1996)

http://epaa.asu.edu/ojs/article/viewFile/631/753

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