The Schools Our Children Deserve: Moving Beyond Traditional Classrooms and "tougher Standards"
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.
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THE SCHOOLS OUR CHILDREN DESERVE: Moving Beyond Traditional Classrooms and ``Tougher Standards''User Review - Jane Doe - Kirkus
Another blistering critique (after Punished by Rewards: The Trouble with Gold Stars, Incentive Plans, A's, Praise, and Other Bribes, 1993) of traditional public schooling by a progressive who displays ... Read full review
The schools our children deserve: moving beyond traditional classrooms and "tougher standards"User Review - Not Available - Book Verdict
Kohn, a former teacher and now an award-winning author and education expert, here challenges the two important forces shaping American education today: the aggressive "back-to-basics" teaching ... Read full review