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Reality Check: What Is the "Real World?"

Center for Teaching Quality

CTQ teacher and writer Renee Moore references a fellow blogger's piece about the common phrase "preparing students for the 'real world.'" What does this phrase mean? Should the school day mirror the world outside of the classroom? One commenter states: "[Educators] have an obligation to equip our students to live, present tense, in the 'real world' where they currently exist when class is over for the day." Offer YOUR perspective by joining this conversation. (Photo: Jason Mrachina via Flickr)

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