Silin introduces an essay from the annual Barbara Biber lecture, speaking to the importance of progressive education, and the flaws regarding the standardization of learning.

Author Biography

Jonathan G. Silin is a member of the Graduate School faculty and Codirector of Research for Project New Beginnings. He is the author of Sex, Death, and the Education of Children: Our Passion for Ignorance in the Age of AIDS; coproducer of Children Talk About AIDS; and coeditor of Crossing the River: An Urban Success Story. Before receiving his doctorate in Curriculum and Teaching from Teachers College, Columbia University, Jonathan was a classroom teacher and taught in a variety of early childhood settings.



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