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What Does It Mean to Be Well-Educated?by Alfie Kohn
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One of education's best-known observers assembles a hard-hitting collection of essays on school and schooling.
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Kohn takes on the recent trend to stress grades and standardized testing in American schools. He compares getting an education to getting through the system, and finds that frustration and lack of real achievement grow in parallel when students are schooled rather than educated. The results, he believes, include a population more likely to be violent and less likely to think reasonably through issues and situations.
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A hard hitting collection of essays on school and schooling.
A hard-hitting collection of essays on school and schooling by one of education's best-known observers.
About the Author
Alfie Kohn's previous eight books include Punished by Rewards, No Contest, and The Schools Our Children Deserve. He speaks widely to teachers and parents and lives in Belmont, Massachusetts.
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