Many teachers question Wikipedia’s accuracy and usefulness as a student research tool. Embracing Wikipedia is an article from Education Week that questions that critique:

Like any encyclopedia, the online resource Wikipedia is not a perfect reference guide; however, it is an excellent place for students to start the research process and has immense pedagogical value for teachers.

It’s a short piece worth reading. I agree with the writer, and have no objections to my mainstream and IB students using it as one of their sources (my ESL students can use the Simple English Wikipedia).

What do you think?

(Thanks to Langwitches for the tip)