Doing School How We Are Creating a Generation of Stressed Out, Materialistic, and Miseducated Students

ISBN-10: 0300098332

ISBN-13: 9780300098334

Edition: 2003

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This is a view of today's high-school students and the ways they pursue high grades and success. Denise Pope follows five motivated students through a school year, closely shadowing them and engaging them in reflections on their school experiences.
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List price: $14.95
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: Yale University Press
Publication date: 1/11/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 240
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.594
Language: English

Denise Pope is a lecturer at the Stanford University School of Education.

Welcome to Faircrest High
Kevin Romoni: A 3.8 Kind of Guy
Pleasing Dad: The "Good" Student
Getting Furious: The Competitor
Motivated By Passion: The Engaged Learner
Eve Lin: Life as a High School Machine
"Going for the Maximum"
Survival of the Fittest
Enjoying the Process
Teresa Gomez: "I Want a Future"
Dancing as Engagement
"Wanting More": The Search for Engagement
Michelle Spence: Keeping Curiosity Alive?
An Alternate Course
"Sacrificing Academics"
Learning by Doing What You Love
Roberto Morales: When Values Stand in the Way
Playing by the Rules
The Predicament of "Doing School"
"Doing School"
The Grade Trap
Constraints of the School System
We Get What We Bargain For
"If Only Things Could Be Different"
General Information about the Students in the Study
Common Student Behavior Exhibited in Pursuit of Success
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