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Feel-Bad Education And Other Contrarian Essays on Children and Schooling

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ISBN-10: 0807001406

ISBN-13: 9780807001400

Edition: 2011

Authors: Alfie Kohn

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Book details

List price: $15.00
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: Beacon Press
Publication date: 4/5/2011
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 196
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.858
Language: English

Alfie Kohn was described by "Time" as "the country's most outspoken critic of education's fixation on grades & test scores." The author of the influential "No Contest" & "Punished by Rewards," he writes & speaks widely about human behavior, education, & social theory. He lives in Belmont, Massachusetts.

Introduction: �Well, Duh!�: Obvious Truths That We Shouldn't Be Ignoring
Progressivism and Beyond
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
The Nuts and Bolts of Learning
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
Climate & Connections: How Does School Feel to the Students?
The Value of Negative Learning
Unconditional Teaching
Safety from the Inside Out
Bad Signs
The Big Picture: Education Policy
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
Beyond the Schools: Psychological Issues & Parenting
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
Credits
Index