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What to look for in a classroom : and other essays, Alfie Kohn

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What to look for in a classroom : and other essays
Title
What to look for in a classroom
Title remainder
and other essays
Statement of responsibility
Alfie Kohn
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
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, and frequently disconcerting perspective on the major issues in education. In the end, his critical examination of current practice is complemented by a vision of what schooling ought to be. Kohn argues for giving children more opportunity to participate in their own schooling, for transforming classrooms into caring communities, and for providing the kind of education that taps and nourishes children's curiosity
Cataloging source
DLC
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Kohn, Alfie
Dewey number
371.1
Index
index present
LC call number
LB1775
LC item number
.K643 1998
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • Teachers
  • Teaching
  • Classroom management
  • Learning
  • Teacher-student relationships
  • School management and organization
  • Enseignants
  • Enseignement
  • Classes (Éducation)
  • Apprentissage
  • Relations maîtres-élèves
  • Administration scolaire
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What to look for in a classroom : and other essays, Alfie Kohn
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
1 online resource (xiv, 289 pages)
Form of item
online
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1036972755
Label
What to look for in a classroom : and other essays, Alfie Kohn
Link
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
1 online resource (xiv, 289 pages)
Form of item
online
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1036972755

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