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Feel-bad education : and other contrarian essays on children and schooling

Author: Alfie Kohn
Publisher: Boston : Beacon Press, ©2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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One of education's most outspoken voices presents a challenging and entertaining writing on where we should go in American education. Kohn argues in the title essay with those who think that high standards mean joylessness in the classroom.
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Genre/Form: Nonfiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Alfie Kohn
ISBN: 9780807001400 0807001406
OCLC Number: 648922417
Description: 215 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: Introduction: "Well, duh!": obvious truths that we shouldn't be ignoring --
Progressive education: why it's hard to beat, but also hard to find --
Challenging students and how to have more of them --
Getting hit on the head lessons --
It's not what we teach; it's what they learn --
Who's cheating whom? --
How to create nonreaders : reflections on motivation, learning, and sharing power --
The trouble with rubrics --
The value of negative learning --
Unconditional teaching --
Safety from the inside out --
Bad signs --
Feel-bad education : the cult of rigor and the loss of joy --
Against "competitiveness" --
When twenty-first-century schooling just isn't good enough : a modest proposal --
Debunking the case for national standards --
Atrocious advice from supernanny --
Parental love with strings attached --
Why self-discipline is overrated : the (troubling) theory and practice of control from within --
Cash incentives won't make us healthier.
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One of education's most outspoken voices presents a challenging and entertaining writing on where we should go in American education. Kohn argues in the title essay with those who think that high standards mean joylessness in the classroom.

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