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Stephen Downes

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Standardization refers to "the application of a model of standardised mass production" while standards are "minimum conditions". The former, argues Maria Ron Balsera, leads to dehumanization in the quest for lower costs, while the latter is "based on the equal dignity and worth of human beings and workers." And so "defenders of education should focus on upholding standards, particularly national minimum standards and human rights, including the Abidjan Principles."

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