Endangered Minds: Why Children Dont Think And What We Can Do About I

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Simon and Schuster, Jul 19, 2011 - Education - 392 pages
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Is today's fast-paced media culture creating a toxic environment for our children's brains?

In this landmark, bestselling assessment tracing the roots of America's escalating crisis in education, Jane M. Healy, Ph.D., examines how television, video games, and other components of popular culture compromise our children's ability to concentrate and to absorb and analyze information. Drawing on neuropsychological research and an analysis of current educational practices, Healy presents in clear, understandable language:

-- How growing brains are physically shaped by experience

-- Why television programs -- even supposedly educational shows like Sesame Street -- develop "habits of mind" that place children at a disadvantage in school

-- Why increasing numbers of children are diagnosed with attention deficit disorder

-- How parents and teachers can make a critical difference by making children good learners from the day they are born
 

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This book tells the hard hitting truth you always suspected. Not politically correct, but true! A good book for parents searching for real answers and positive results. Read full review

Endangered minds: why our children don't think

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The subtitle is the basic premise of this volume. According to the author, the present generation is not receiving the educational foundation needed to foster analytical thought processes. The current ... Read full review

Contents

CHAPTER
2
Preface
9
Natures DoubleEdged Sword
47
Environment Shapes
66
LANGUAGE FUZZY THINKING AND
83
Fuzzy Thinking
105
CHAPTER
137
TV Video Games and the Growing Brain
195
13
277
Teaching the New Generation to Think Human and Computer Models at School and at Home
308
Expanding Minds
330
Notes
347
47
349
66
361
Index
367
105
380

Sesame Street and the Death of Reading
218
Disadvantaged Brains
235
MINDS OF THE FUTURE
275
Reading Group Guide
383
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About the author (2011)

Jane M. Healy, Ph.D. is a teacher and educational psychologist who has worked with young people of all ages, from pre-school to graduate school. She has been a classroom teacher, reading and learning specialist, school administrator, and clinician. She is currently a lecturer and consultant, and the author of three books about how children do (and don’t) learn, Your Child’s Growing Mind, Endangered Minds, and Failure to Connect. She and her work have been featured in national media such as CNN and NPR. She has twice been named “Educator of the Year” by Delta Kappa Gamma, the professional honor society of women educators.  Jane and her husband claim they have learned most of what they know from raising three sons and enjoying six grandchildren.

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