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Meg Petersen: Reclaiming the Core: Education for Social Beings and Idea Creators


Meg Petersen is the Director of the National Writing Project in New Hampshire, and Professor of English at Plymouth State University. 

According to her, education reform today focuses on quantifiable measures of student learning, which are then used to rate teacher and school quality.  Test results are used to punish and threaten educators, and to obscure the humanity of both teachers and students, ignoring local contexts, as well as the powerful social and economic factors that affect our students’ lives and shape their futures. 

In her talk, Petersen presented an alternate vision of education reform, a vision of how education can be local, integrated, critical, and at the same time, joyful. 

Audio available here.

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