Permission to Forget: And Nine Other Root Causes of America's Frustration with Education

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ASQ Quality Press, Jan 1, 2004 - Education - 162 pages
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When a successful organization experiences a problem it uses root-cause analysis to determine why the problem happened, and identify the steps need to correct and ultimately prevent it from happening again. But within the American education system, the prevailing attitude is to say 'that's just how the system works,' or to issue general blame to the bureaucrats in Washington and the state capitol. Best-selling author Lee Jenkins believes that the problem lies with the poor management system in place at all levels, including the classroom, school, and district. In Permission to Forget, Jenkins has identified ten critical root-cause problems and offers concise solutions to help change them. This book is the companion for Jenkins' best-selling Improving Student Learning which provides in-depth answers to these ten problems

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1 Permission to Forget
2 The Wrong Statistics
3 The Pendulum
4 Pressure versus Removing Barriers
5 Change after Change with No Improvement
6 The False Belief That Experience Is the Best Teacher
9 Always the Referee Rarely the Coach
10 Teaching Is the Constant Learning Is the Variable
 A UniversityLevel Look at the Ten Root Causes of Educational Frustration
Appendix A  What Is Root Cause Analysis?
Appendix B  The Search for the Root Causes
Appendix C  Key Science Concepts Examples
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7 No Clear Aim
8 Poor Psychology

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