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American psychology & schools : a critique

Author: Seymour Bernard Sarason
Publisher: Washington, DC : American Psychological Association ; New York : Teachers College Press, ©2001.
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A critique of American psychology and its current and historical disinterest in schools. This work explains why psychology's aloofness impoverishes the field and prevents it from capitalizing upon  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Seymour Bernard Sarason
ISBN: 0807740888 9780807740880 080774087X 9780807740873
OCLC Number: 45387384
Description: xii, 199 p. ; 24 cm.
Contents: The aim and plan of the book --
Basic and applied psychology: a non-symbiotic relationship --
The Boulder Conference: American psychology at a choice point --
American psychology, the man from Mars, and Columbine High School --
Columbine High School and contexts of productive learning --
Contexts of testing and contexts of learning --
Standards, tests, and the current school scene --
Schools, and the values and culture of higher education --
G. Stanley Hall, Lightner Witmer, William James, and John Dewey --
An imaginary course in religion.
Other Titles: American psychology and schools
Responsibility: Seymour B. Sarason.

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"This trenchant critique of American psychology and schooling holds important implications for educational reform." - Saul B. Cohen, New York State Board of Regents and Professor Emeritus, Queens Read more...

 
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