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What Educators Can Learn From “American Idol”

By Alexander Russo — March 19, 2007 1 min read
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According to a recent article from the Chronicle of Higher Education , there’s lots educators can learn about students and evaluating student achievement from watching American Idol -- of all things -- including “a veritable hunger for realistic evaluation,” “a respect for expertise,” and (this won’t surprise anyone) that students are often poor judges of their own ability. Check out the story here (Schooled by ‘American Idol’), and Joanne Jacobs’ postings on this meme going back more than a year here.

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