American Psychology & Schools: A Critique

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Teachers College Press, Jan 1, 2001 - Psychology - 199 pages
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Author Sarason pulls no punches in this searing critique of American psychology and its disinterest in our schools.
  

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Contents

The Aim and Plan of the Book
1
Basic and Applied Psychology A NonSymbiotic Relationship
16
The Boulder Conference American Psychology at a Choice Point
32
American Psychology the Man from Mars and Columbine High School
56
Columbine High School and Contexts of Productive Learning
78
Contexts of Testing and Contexts of Learning
103
Standards Tests and the Current School Scene
131
Schools and the Values and Culture of Higher Education
145
G Stanley Hall Lightner Witmer William James and John Dewey
164
An Imaginary Course in Religion
179
References
195
About the Author
199
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About the author (2001)

SEYMOUR B. SARASON is professor emeritus of psychology in the Department of Psychology and at the Institute for Social and Policy Studies at Yale University. He is the author of numerous books, including The Case for Change (Jossey-Bass, 1993), The Predictable Failure of Educational Reform (Jossey-Bass, 1990), Schooling in America: Scapegoat and Salvation (1983), and The Culture of the School and the Problem of Change (2nd ed., 1982).

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