Biesta (2013). Giving teaching back to education: Responding to the disappearance of the teacher.

“This paper stems from a concern about a very particular development that has been going on in our educational institutions and our societies more generally, which is the disappearance of teaching and the concomitant disappearance of the teacher.” (p 35)

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Ben-Peretz (1975). The concept of curriculum potential.

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“Curriculum may be seen as the embodiment of a potential, independent of its developers’ intentions, that can be discovered and revealed by careful analysis. In such a view different interpretations of curricula would be made available to teachers for implementation as well as to evaluators for the judging of programs.” (p 151)

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Hourly Clock Chime for Mac OS


My current Mac OS (10.9.5) appears to offer only spoken announcements on the hour in any of several voices and languages, including novelty voice sounds like “Zarvox” and “Bubbles.” There seems to be no option to choose default system “Basso,” “Glass,” or similar sounds that are available for Calendar notifications, for example. The following describes … Read more

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MacNell, Driscoll, & Hunt (2014). What’s in a Name: Exposing Gender Bias in Student Ratings of Teaching.


“Our findings show that the bias we saw here is not a result of gendered behavior on the part of the instructors, but of actual bias on the part of the students. Regardless of actual gender or performance, students rated the perceived female instructor significantly more harshly than the perceived male instructor, which suggests that a female instructor would have to work harder than a male to receive comparable ratings.” (p 301)

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Wells (2015). “Why[,] These Children Are Not Really Indians”: Race, Time, and Indian Authenticity.


“What missionaries viewed as Natives abandoning the regulation of the missions was, in reality, Natives privileging and adhering to older temporal signals dictated by nature. Native Americans did not lack a sense of time, as missionaries argued, but rather selected which temporal cues to follow.” (p 10)

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Adam (1994). Perceptions of Time.


“… no society has completely replaced the multiplicity of social time with the singularity of clock time. In other words, there exists no society for which machine time constitutes the only source of social time. This effectively disqualifies dichotomous constructions from anthropological analyses of culturally specific times.” (p 516)

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