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Chapter 9: Using Polarity Tools to Explore Initiatives and Opposing Experts
It's hard to think of a major issue in education where the experts are all in agreement. Often, magazines and journals such as Educational Leadership and the Phi Delta Kappan choose a topic and invite educators who hold differing views to submit articles. Readers can often see the polarities and map the values and fears of the different authors.
However, we often read a book or article in isolation, and many authors are writing to explain and support their own positions. If they've identified a situation as a problem, they are probably prescribing a solution. If there's a polarity involved, those who value the other pole will most ...