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The book of learning and forgetting

Author: Frank Smith
Publisher: New York : Teachers College Press, ©1998.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Explains how schools and educational authorities systematically obstruct the powerful inherent learning abilities of children, creating handicaps that often persist through life."--Back cover.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Frank Smith
ISBN: 080773750X 9780807737507
OCLC Number: 38304345
Description: viii, 133 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: I. What's going on here? : 1. A tale of two visions --
II. The classic view of learning and forgetting : 2. A question of identity --
3. The immensity of children's learning --
4. Joining the literacy club --
5. Learning through life --
III. The official theory of learning and forgetting : 6. Undermining traditional wisdom --
7. Fabricating a theory of learning --
8. The entry of the testers --
9. More spoils of war --
10. The official theory goes on-line --
IV. Repairing the damage : 11. Liberating our own learning --
12. Liberating schools and education.
Other Titles: Book of learning & forgetting
Responsibility: Frank Smith.

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"We recommend you read this thought-provoking book, and help us repair the damage."--The Quarterly of the National Writing Project "Recommended for all levels."--Choice

 
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