Excellence in Education

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Excellence in Education The concept of excellence in education is one that, on the surface, seems to be unquestionable. After all, who would not accede that students within our schools should, in fact, excel? Certainly teachers, parents, and administrators can agree on excellence as an aim to shoot for. The interpretation of the term “excellence” is, however, less obvious. How do we regard excellence? Is it the college bound student with a broad liberal arts …

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…and the manner in which it is presented. Whether we ultimately follow the visions set forth by Ebel, Ravitch, Kincheloe, Goodlad, or someone else, teachers must be included in any major reform movements. They must not be handed a mandate for change, but “the authority to make major decisions and the direct responsibility for higher student achievement” (Glenn, 27). Bibliography Outside References Glenn, Beverly Cafee. “Include parents and teachers in reform.” Social Policy. Winter 1992, v 22, p 30.