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  • Even Barack Obama occasionally spouts windy, empty educationese.

    Bill Sweetland: Education in Chicago: Reason to Cheer: Common Sense About Schools From Thinking Observers

  • Actually, if I use the correct educationese, it is a shared reading.

    Archive 2007-12-01

  • However, why do we have to worry about translating educationese.

    Archive 2006-01-01

  • To those concerned about language in contemporary society, jargon has understandably become a repulsive term signifying a cloudy, pretentious insider's language subdivided into ugly types such as psychobabble, educationese, sociologese, and bureaucratese.

    VERBATIM: The Language Quarterly Vol VIII No 4

  • To put it another way, in the peremptorily utopian style typical of official Chinese directives as well as of educationese the world over, the nation’s schools must strive “to build citizens’ character in an all-round way, gear their efforts to each and every student, give full scope to students’ ideological, moral, cultural and scientific potentials and raise their labor skills and physical and psychological aptitudes, achieve vibrant student development and run themselves with distinction.”

    SWEATblog: April 2007 Archives


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  • T.H.E.: '"I'm bilingual. I speak English and educationese," said Shirley Hufstedler, Jimmy Carter's Secretary of State for Education. In the academic world, it seems like a good combination.'

    January 22, 2009