"Doing School": How We are Creating a Generation of Stressed Out, Materialistic, and Miseducated Students
This book offers a revealing--and troubling--view of today's high school students and the ways they pursue high grades and success. Veteran teacher Denise Pope follows five highly regarded students through a school year and discovers that these young people believe getting ahead requires manipulating the system, scheming, lying, and cheating. On the one hand, they work hard in school, participate in extracurricular activities, serve their communities, earn awards and honors, and appear to uphold school values. But on the other hand, they feel that in order to get ahead they must compromise their values. In short, they "do school"--that is, they are not really engaged with learning nor can they commit to such values as integrity and community.
The words and actions of these five students--two boys and three girls from diverse ethnic and socioeconomic backgrounds--underscore the frustrations of being caught in a "grade trap" that pins future success to high grades and test scores. Their stories raise critical questions that are too important for parents, educators, and community leaders to ignore. Are schools cultivating an environment that promotes intellectual curiosity, cooperation, and integrity? Or are they fostering anxiety, deception, and hostility? Do today's schools inadvertently impede the very values they claim to embrace? Is the "success" that current assessment practices measure the kind of success we want for our children?
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Welcome to Faircrest High
Kevin Romoni A 38 Kind of Guy
The Good Student
The Engaged Learner
Eve Lin Life as a High School Machine
Going for the Maximum
Survival of the Fittest
Roberto Morales When Values Stand in the Way
Playing by the Rules
The Predicament of Doing School
Enjoying the Process
Teresa Gomez I Want a Future
Dancing as Engagement
The Search for Engagement
Michelle Spence Keeping Curiosity Alive?
An Alternate Course
Learning by Doing What You Love
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Denise Clark Pope
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Denise Clark Pope
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