The Schools Our Children Deserve

The Schools Our Children Deserve

Moving Beyond Traditional Classrooms and "tougher Standards"

Book - 1999
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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, it’s bad enough for my kids”) and a heavy-handed push for Tougher Standards.

Baker & Taylor
Argues against the "tougher standards" rhetoric and the current practice of teaching to standarized tests in favor of helping students become more critical, creative thinkers

& Taylor

Arguing against the "tougher standards" 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. Tour.

Publisher: Boston : Houghton Mifflin Co., 1999
ISBN: 9780395940396
Branch Call Number: 371.2009 KOHN
Characteristics: vi, 344 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm


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