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What Do You Mean by Rigor?

This article derives several distinguishing qualities of rigor from an examination of rigor in both academic and nonschool learning and work among students in Big Picture schools. The Big Picture is a school reform design committed to providing quality education for underserved urban students. Truly rigorous learning in schools would revitalize the prevailing paradigm of teaching and learning, a paradigm largely devoid of student engagement that often leaves the practical, creative, and analytic intelligences languishing.

Classification: Article
Source: Educational Leadership
Authors: Elliot Washor, Charles Mojkowski