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Endangered Minds: Why Children Dont Think and What We Can Do about It

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Is today's fast-paced media culture creating a toxic environment for our children's brains?

In this landmark, bestselling assessment tracing the roots of America's escalating crisis in education, Jane M. Healy, Ph.D., examines how television, video games, and other components of popular culture compromise our children's ability to concentrate and to absorb and analyze information. Drawing on neuropsychological research and an analysis of current educational practices, Healy presents in clear, understandable language:

— How growing brains are physically shaped by experience

— Why television programs — even supposedly educational shows like Sesame Street — develop "habits of mind" that place children at a disadvantage in school

— Why increasing numbers of children are diagnosed with attention deficit disorder

— How parents and teachers can make a critical difference by making children good learners from the day they are born

About the Author

Jane M. Healy, Ph.D. is a teacher and educational psychologist who has worked with young people of all ages, from pre-school to graduate school. She has been a classroom teacher, reading and learning specialist, school administrator, and clinician. She is currently a lecturer and consultant, and the author of three books about how children do (and don’t) learn, Your Child’s Growing Mind, Endangered Minds, and Failure to Connect. She and her work have been featured in national media such as CNN and NPR. She has twice been named “Educator of the Year” by Delta Kappa Gamma, the professional honor society of women educators.  Jane and her husband claim they have learned most of what they know from raising three sons and enjoying six grandchildren.

Table of Contents

Contents

Introduction

Preface

PART ONE: CHANGING BRAINS

CHAPTER 1: "Kids' Brains Must Be Different..."

CHAPTER 2: Neural Plasticity: Nature's Double-Edged Sword

CHAPTER 3: Malleable Minds-Environment Shapes Intelligence

PART TWO: LANGUAGE, FUZZY THINKING, AND THE LANGUISHING LEFT HEMISPHERE

CHAPTER 4: Who's Teaching the Children to Talk?

CHAPTER 5: Sagging Syntax, Sloppy Semantics, and Fuzzy Thinking

CHAPTER 6: Language Changes Brains

PART THREE: ATTENTION, LIFESTYLES, AND LEARNING DISABILITIES

CHAPTER 7: Learning Disabilities: Neural Wiring Goes to School

CHAPTER 8: Why Can't They Pay Attention?

CHAPTER 9: The Starving Executive

PART FOUR: CLASHING CULTURES

CHAPTER 10: TV, Video Games, and the Growing Brain

CHAPTER 11: Sesame Street and the Death of Reading

CHAPTER 12: "Disadvantaged" Brains

PART FIVE: MINDS OF THE FUTURE

CHAPTER 13: New Brains: New Schools?

CHAPTER 14: Teaching the New Generation to Think: Human and Computer Models at School and at Home

CHAPTER 15: Expanding Minds

Notes

Index

Reading Group Guide

Product Details

ISBN:
9780684856209
Introduction:
Healy, Jane M.
Author:
Healy, Jane M.
Introduction by:
Healy, Jane M.
Introduction:
Healy, Jane M.
Author:
Healy, Jane M.
Publisher:
Simon & Schuster
Location:
New York
Subject:
General
Subject:
Education
Subject:
Philosophy
Subject:
United states
Subject:
Neuropsychology
Subject:
Educational Psychology
Subject:
Child Psychology
Subject:
Learning
Subject:
Learning, psychology of
Subject:
General education.
Subject:
Psychotherapy - Child & Adolescent
Subject:
Parenting - General
Subject:
General Education
Subject:
Education-General
Subject:
education crisis, public school crisis, media culture, hyperconnectivity, effects of television, effects of video games, rise of attention deficit disorder, inability to concentrate, media saturation, smartest kids in the world, amanda ripley
Subject:
education crisis, public school crisis, media culture, hyperconnectivity, effects of television, effects of video games, rise of attention deficit disorder, inability to concentrate, media saturation, smartest kids in the world, amanda ripley
Subject:
education crisis, public school crisis, media culture, hyperconnectivity, effects of television, effects of video games, rise of attention deficit disorder, inability to concentrate, media saturation, smartest kids in the world, amanda ripley
Subject:
education crisis, public school crisis, media culture, hyperconnectivity, effects of television, effects of video games, rise of attention deficit disorder, inability to concentrate, media saturation, smartest kids in the world, amanda ripley
Subject:
education crisis, public school crisis, media culture, hyperconnectivity, effects of television, effects of video games, rise of attention deficit disorder, inability to concentrate, media saturation, smartest kids in the world, amanda ripley
Subject:
education crisis, public school crisis, media culture, hyperconnectivity, effects of television, effects of video games, rise of attention deficit disorder, inability to concentrate, media saturation, smartest kids in the world, amanda ripley
Subject:
education crisis, public school crisis, media culture, hyperconnectivity, effects of television, effects of video games, rise of attention deficit disorder, inability to concentrate, media saturation, smartest kids in the world, amanda ripley
Subject:
education crisis, public school crisis, media culture, hyperconnectivity, effects of television, effects of video games, rise of attention deficit disorder, inability to concentrate, media saturation, smartest kids in the world, amanda ripley
Copyright:
Edition Description:
B102
Series Volume:
vol. 2
Publication Date:
October 1999
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
392
Dimensions:
8.44 x 5.5 in 11.9 oz

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