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"Doing school" : how we are creating a generation of stressed out, materialistic, and miseducated students

Author: Denise Clark Pope
Publisher: New Haven, Conn. ; London : Yale University Press, 2003.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Denise Pope, veteran teacher and curriculum expert, follows five motivated and successful students through a school year, closely shadowing them and engaging them in lengthy reflections on their school experiences. What emerges is a double-sided picture of school success. On the one hand, these students work hard in school, participate in extracurricular activities, serve their communities, earn awards and honors,  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Denise Clark Pope
ISBN: 0300098332 9780300098334
OCLC Number: 51527478
Notes: Originally published: 2001.
Description: 240 pages ; 21 cm
Responsibility: Denise Clark Pope.

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A revealing, and troubling, view of American high school students and the ways they pursue high grades and success. It follows five highly regarded students through a school year, finding that these  Read more...

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"A troubling portrait of the deeply embedded and corrosive attitudes and expectations that students encounter even in America's most favoured elite secondary schools." Theodore R. Sizer, Brown Read more...

 
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