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The Schools Our Children Deserve: Moving Beyond Traditional Classrooms and "Tougher Standards"

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Publisher Comments:

In this “lively, provocative and well-researched book” (Theodore Sizer), AlTe Kohn builds a powerful argument against the “back to basics” philosophy of teaching and simplistic demands to “raise the bar.” Drawing on stories from real classrooms and extensive research, Kohn shows parents, educators, and others interested in the debate how schools can help students explore ideas rather than filling them with forgettable facts and preparing them for standardized tests.

Here at last is a book that challenges the two dominant forces in American education: an aggressive nostalgia for traditional teaching (“If it was bad enough for me, its bad enough for my kids”) and a heavy-handed push for Tougher Standards.

Synopsis:

Educators are urged to move beyond traditional classrooms and tougher standards in this tough critique on the heavy-handed, top-down, and test-driven version of school reform.

Description:

Includes bibliographical references (p. 303-332) and index.

About the Author

Alfie Kohn's six previous books include Punished by Rewards and No Contest: The Case Against Competition, as well as Beyond Displine and What to Look for in a Classroom. Descrilbed by Time magazine last year as "perhaps the country's most outspoken critic of educational fixation on grades and test scores," he is a popular lecturer, speaker to teachers, parents, and reasearchers accross the country. The author currently resides in Belmont, Massachusetts.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780395940396
Subtitle:
Moving Beyond Traditional Classrooms and "Tougher Standards"
Author:
Kohn, Alfie
Publisher:
Mariner Books
Location:
Boston :
Subject:
Education
Subject:
United states
Subject:
Administration
Subject:
Aims & Objectives
Subject:
Educational Reform
Subject:
Educational change
Subject:
School improvement programs
Subject:
Educational change -- United States.
Subject:
Administration - General
Subject:
Educational Policy & Reform
Subject:
School improvement programs -- United States.
Subject:
Education -- Aims and objectives.
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Cloth
Publication Date:
September 1999
Binding:
Electronic book text in proprietary or open standard format
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
352
Dimensions:
9 x 6 x 0.81 in 1.2 lb

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