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Mar 14 2007 - 06:00 PM
The Pedagogy of American Idol
Christopher Ames makes some very interesting points about the educational significance of American in "Schooled by ‘American Idol'". In this commentary he argues: “We might think that Americans are eager to celebrate talented young people who can thumb their noses at the older generation and thus exorcise the lingering resentment so many harbor from being graded and evaluated in the classroom. But what American Idol reveals instead is a veritable hunger for realistic evaluation... In a world full of people rating themselves highly, audiences seem to long for the enforcement of standards of taste and judgment.”
Posted in: FYI|By: Jeff Frank|35679 Reads