TITLE

The Procrustes' Bed and Standardization in Education

AUTHOR(S)
Kim, Youngjoo
PUB. DATE
September 2010
SOURCE
Journal of Thought;Fall/Winter 2010, Vol. 45 Issue 3/4, p9
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Essay
ABSTRACT
An essay is presented on the standardized education system in the U.S. The author reflects on the story of Procrustes, a mythological character known for cutting the limbs of his victims to fit the length of his bed which is likened to the standardized education. A discussion of the merits of the standardized system, including accountability of institutions down to the students, is presented. The author infers that reforming the education system will be a success when there is increased diversity and participatory democracy at the core of curricula.
ACCESSION #
55584749

 

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