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Anecdotal insights indicate that entitlement might be a root of poor critical thinking skills.
These days, it is often lamented among secondary educators that students lack critical thinking skills. That sentiment is echoed by college professors at all levels from lower division undergraduate to doctoral candidacy level. It simply cannot be said clearly enough that students need and are lacking critical thinking skills.
What is at the root of the lack of critical thinking skills? While a novice professor of remedial mathematics students, I encountered a student who made an immensely…
Could pre-K through 21 educational planning solve the readiness issue?
A common buzzword in the modern era is college readiness. Hyslop and Tucker (2012) , for example, studied why students in California are not passing college placement exams and are being tracked into remedial courses. Students in their study have passed the high school completion exams and yet are being declared to be unready for college.
The readiness saga has been part of the American culture for decades. Just as colleges have been asking why the calibre of student enrolling is declining…
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