Curriculum

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Curriculum

A New Brecht for LA: Public Scholarship through Technology in Project-Based Graduate Education

Per Urlaub

Calls for the recalibration of doctoral programs in the humanities at American universities are increasing in number and urgency, with suggestions aimed at length of study, alternative careers, and the role and shape of dissertations. . . .

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Photo by Ben Watts

Curriculum

Beware, Be Wary

Catharine R. Stimpson

In great part, the history of the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) reflects the efforts of people both inside and outside schools to reform them. Stoking these efforts is a fear that educators either cannot or will not do it themselves. . . .

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Photo by Sakkra Paiboon

Curriculum

Clarifying College Readiness: The Common Core State Standards

Gerald Graff

“Public education is not broken,” says Diane Ravitch in her new book, Reign of Error: The Hoax of the Privatization Movement and the Danger to America’s Public Schools. “The diagnosis” of the corporate reformers “is wrong,” Ravitch writes, and their solutions are also wrong. . . .

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Curriculum

Common Core Standards: Past, Present, Future

Diane Ravitch

As an organization of teachers and scholars devoted to the study of language and literature, the MLA should be deeply involved in the debate about the Common Core State Standards. . . .

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Curriculum

The New Mission and Location of United States Spanish Depart­ments: The Mount Holyoke College Experi­ence

Rogelio Miñana

The Spanish depart­ment at Mount Holyoke College has in the last six years pro­foundly transformed itself. It merged with the college’s Latina/o and Latin American studies programs to form a new academic unit possibly unique in the United States, while it thor­oughly recon­figured its major. . . .
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