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Author: Alfie Kohn
Publisher: San Francisco : Jossey-Bass, ©1998.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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From self-esteem to school uniforms, from grade inflation to character education, Kohn raises a series of provocative questions about the status quo in this collection of essays. He challenges us to reconsider some of our most basic assumptions about children and education. Whether he is explaining why cooperative learning can be so threatening or why detracking is so fiercely opposed, Kohn offers a fresh, informed,  Read more...
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Kohn, Alfie.
What to look for in a classroom.
San Francisco : Jossey-Bass, ©1998
(OCoLC)606997678
Online version:
Kohn, Alfie.
What to look for in a classroom.
San Francisco : Jossey-Bass, ©1998
(OCoLC)631542354
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Alfie Kohn
ISBN: 078794453X 9780787944537
OCLC Number: 39347991
Description: xiv, 289 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: The limits of teaching skills --
The trouble with school uniforms --
Beyond discipline --
How not to teach values : a critical look at character education --
Resistance to cooperative learning : making sense of its deletion and dilution --
"A lot of fat kids who don't like to read" : the effects of Pizza Hut's Book it! program and other reading incentives --
Grading : the issue is not how but why --
Grade inflation and other red herrings --
Only for my kid : how privileged parents undermine school reform --
Suffer the restless children --
The truth about self-esteem --
Television and children : reviewing the evidence --
The five-hundred-pound gorilla --
The false premises of school choice plans --
Students don't "work" they learn --
The littlest customers : TQM goes to school --
Caring kids : the role of the schools --
Choices for children : why and how to let students decide --
What to look for in a classroom.
Responsibility: Alfie Kohn.
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