Commentary: Off the Diving Board: From Poetry Into Literacy

  • John Warren Stewig Carthage College
Keywords: evaluation, poetry, problem-setting, problem-solving, school success


Ours has become,in the United States,an era when evaluation of school success:of students, teachers, and entire systems, has devolved into derivative fact—emphasizing paper-and-pencil tests.Each of these components suffers from such limited evaluation. Teachers, administrators and policy makers need to assert that a literacy program cannot be successful unless it is evaluated to highlight a wide variety of problem-setting and problem-solving processes, many of which cannot be measured exclusively on paper.

How to Cite
Stewig, J. W. (2010). Commentary: Off the Diving Board: From Poetry Into Literacy. LEARNing Landscapes, 4(1), 59-65.