In a lecture dedicated to Barbara Biber, Perrone offers a brief perspective on her work and then discusses the Standards movement at the time - 1999. This essay offers a criticism of the movement and how it is far removed from the individual learning experience. Standardization dominated educational discourse at the time and continues to do so now.

Author Biography

Vito Perrone, a native of Bath, Mich., served as dean of the University of North Dakota Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL) from 1972 to 1986. He first held the position of dean for the New School of Behavioral Studies at UND, and then after four years, began his stint as head of the CTL. He was nationally recognized for his work on educational equity, progressivism in education, and alternative assessment. He passed away in August of 2011.



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