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Making Your Implicit Knowledge Explicit And Specific Features Of Spoken English

The word revolution has often been used in connection with the arrival of the new theory of language. However, we now need to look beyond how babies acquire the mechanics of a language in order to understand language use. So, it is to language in action that we turn in this unit, and, in particular,…

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Families See College As An Essential Goal That Must Be Met Despite The Costs

Borrowing by students and parents to pay for college has been one of the most commonly discussed and debated issues of national policy over the last two decades. Concerns about steadily increasing borrowing levels, have prompted a variety of policy proposals to ease the burden of college borrowing. Despite efforts to simplify and streamline student…

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All Students Can Learn And Should Be Presented The Opportunity To Learn

The current reform movement in the United States began in the 1990s and has manifested itself as a standards movement. It is a movement to establish state and national frameworks, to which local school districts are encouraged to link their efforts to implement local standards. The linchpin that holds together the standards framework is that…

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The Imperative To Re-­energize The University In Service To Society

Today, it is no secret that our colleges and universities are beset by an array of problems, new to most of us: chronic shortages of funds, coupled with soaring fees and public resistance to higher taxes; new skepticism from members of the “attentive public” about our productivity, accompanied by hard questions about research and tenure;…

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Strategic Issue That Universities Must Deal With In The Next Decade

Some strategic issues will shape the university’s future for the next decade. Indeed, all of higher education will be changed in the next ten years by the developments we have in mind. Among these strategic concerns, two appear to be the most important. The first is resource availability and government oversight. The second concerns academic…

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The Struggle Between Parental Freedom And Educational Finance Monopoly

Educational finance monopoly is the radical alternative to parental freedom in education. These are opposite educational funding methods. They have to do entirely with this question: if there are tax dollars devoted to education to achieve a public good, how are those dollars actually assigned to schools? That is the question. One answer is educational…

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Improving The Quality Of Teaching In America

At a time when Americans view improving the quality of education as the most pressing issue confronting the nation, an overwhelming majority of the public considers improving the quality of teaching as the most important way to improve public education. A landmark national opinion poll shows the public strongly believes not only that quality teaching…

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Conversation About Educational Opportunity in The United States

It’s no secret that a debate rages across the United States about access, diversity, and affirmative action. Part of this debate involves anxiety about college costs and price. Part revolves around the nation’s need to retool itself and upgrade the skills of its human resources to meet the demands of a globally competitive economy. But…

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