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Overschooled but undereducated : how the crisis in education is jeopardizing our adolescents

Author: John Abbott; Heather McTaggart
Publisher: London ; New York : Continuum, 2010.
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This book synthesizes an array of research and shows how these insights can contribute to a better understanding of human learning, especially as this relates to adolescence. By mis-understanding teenagers' instinctive need to do things for themselves, society is in danger of creating a system of schooling that so goes against the natural grain of the adolescent brain that formal education ends up unintentionally  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: John Abbott; Heather McTaggart
ISBN: 9781855396234 1855396238
OCLC Number: 309836106
Description: xxiv, 310 pages ; 21 cm
Contents: A fable: the whole story in fewer than 2,500 words --
Wonder of learning --
Human nature: a brain for all times --
Nurture and culture --
Hands-on apprentices to hands-off pupils --
Lest we fail to learn from our mistakes --
Adolescents left out --
What kind of education for what kind of world? --
Knowing what we know; what's to be done? --
Appendix A: the 21st century learning initiative --
Appendix B: Synthesis --
Appendix C: Prophets of a future not our own.
Responsibility: John Abbott with Heather MacTaggart.

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