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“A New Culture Of Learning”: Dewey Redux

Two of the gurus of the Internet age have written a charming, compelling, and ultimately romantic book about what learning could be. In the opening pages of A New Culture of Learning: Cultivating the Imagination for a World of Constant Change, Douglas Thomas and John Seely Brown lay out the dimensions of “arc of life” [...]

Why Now? The Dark Days Possibilities of Learning 2.0

[A revised version of this post appears in Thoughts on Public Education.] As I was thinking about writing this post, my attention wandered (yes, it does) to Stephen Sawchuk’s Education Week story about Monica Iñiguez, a 4th grade teacher in Los Angeles Unified who has received her third budget-driven pink slip in six years of [...]

Fasting Because Budgets are Moral Documents

The practice of fasting is testament-honored but not much practiced these days, as any trip to the shopping center or the movie snack bar will reveal.  But starting this week, I along with more than 20, 000 Americans will be partial fasting for economic justice.  Jim Wallis and a number of other clergy have announced [...]

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Charles Taylor Kerchner is an Emeritus Professor and Senior Research Fellow at Claremont Graduate University. My daily musings appear in the blog. The archives of my EdWeek blog are available via link under the 'On California' head. Some of my photography can be seen by clicking on 'Gallery.' And numerous links to academic work and other research and commentary can be found by clicking on 'Projects.'

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