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  • noun Plural form of educationist.


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  • Educational theorists and researchers are just "educationists" with axes to grind, hopelessly out of touch with real classrooms.

    Alfie Kohn: What Passes for School Reform: "Value-Added" Teacher Evaluation and Other Absurdities 2010

  • We even have had seminars put on by what a colleague of mine calls "educationists," whose mission seems to be filling heads and PowerPoints with pretentious argot pilfered from business and the sciences.

    Abusing Adjuncts Bardiac 2008

  • He is praised in a review that upsets him, apparently because it calls attention — in its favorable part — to the fact that he is more literate and livelier than most "educationists" and is not bashful about displaying his virtues.

    The King's Visit Friedenberg, Edgar Z. 1965

  • Dumbing Down Our Kids, linked constructivism in the hands of some "educationists" to postmodernism, the academic theory which argues that knowledge itself is merely a social construct, because reality, facts, and truths are not fixed and cannot be objectively put forth or comprehended.

    American Thinker 2009

  • It used to be called "age promotion," though the "educationists," whose vocabulary is riddled with jargon, have probably coined a new term for it by now, the older one being too descriptively clear.

    VERBATIM: The Language Quarterly Vol II No 3 1975

  • James Pendlebury comments: "There is a bit more to say about the 'educationists'. James Pendlebury 2009

  • The problem is that these government documents are often written by educationists with theoretical knowledge, but no hands-on experience of working in the sector.

    Apprentices … you are needed at your workstation 2011

  • Switching sides: prominent educationists now working as 'edupreneurs'

    Former Ofsted head takes on private education provider Peter Wilby 2010

  • And we've come up with a list of former educationists now working as "edupreneurs" - you probably have more you could add.

    Crib Sheet 26.10.10 Judy Friedberg 2010

  • Many educationists question the merits of heavily subject-based teaching, and even more would question the emphasis on traditional academic subjects rather than, say, design and technology or media studies.

    Prince Charles is the voice of Mel Phillips, not the people | Peter Wilby 2011


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