Dear SHGAPE Members,
I welcome comments like Linda Morse's on standards.
Yes, it seems that there is no acknowledgement that the common good is contested ground as Keith Barton and Linda Levstik have written about in their _Teaching History for the Common Good_: https://www.amazon.com/Teaching-History-Common-Keith-Barton/dp/0805839313
Yes, it seems that the new Frameworks seem to take no notice of changes brought by the historical thinking movement. Or, as many simple seem to know it SHEG: https://sheg.stanford.edu/
I am reviewing the proposed changes to the Massachusetts frameworks and am deeply concerned about several aspects. The vision statement at the beginning of the document does not mention improving student knowledge of history nor does it mention helping students to learn effective ways to interpret the past. Also, the vision statement needs to be a measurable document if vision is synonomous with mission? How can we measure "promote the ideals of equality, justice, liberty, and the common good?" Throughout the document there are references to the "common good" which may have extremely di
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