The Schools Our Children Deserve

The Schools Our Children Deserve

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In this qlively, provocative and well-researched booka€ (Theodore Sizer), AlTe Kohn builds a powerful argument against the qback to basicsa€ philosophy of teaching and simplistic demands to qraise the bar.a€ 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 (qIf it was bad enough for me, ita€™s bad enough for my kidsa€) and a heavy-handed push for Tougher Standards.Arguing against the aquot;tougher standardsaquot; rhetoric that marks the current education debate, the author of No Contest and Punished by Rewards writes that such tactics squeeze the pleasure out of learning. Reprint.

Title:The Schools Our Children Deserve
Author:Alfie Kohn
Publisher:Houghton Mifflin Harcourt - 2000


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