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The Schools Our Children Deserve: Moving Beyond Traditional Classrooms and Tougher Standards
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Mariner Books
Publication date September 5, 2000
Binding Paperback
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780618083459
ISBN-10 0618083456
Dimensions 0.75 by 6 by 8.75 in.
Weight 0.90 lbs.
Original list price $15.95
Summaries and Reviews
Summary
Arguing against the 'tougher standards' rhetoric that marks the current education debate, the author of No Contest and Punished by Rewards writes that such tactics squeeze the pleasure out of learning. Reprint. (view table of contents)
Amazon.com description: Product Description:
In this “lively, provocative and well-researched book” (Theodore Sizer), AlTe Kohn builds a powerful argument against the “back to basics” philosophy of teaching and simplistic demands to “raise the bar.” Drawing on stories from real classrooms and extensive research, Kohn shows parents, educators, and others interested in the debate how schools can help students explore ideas rather than filling them with forgettable facts and preparing them for standardized tests.
Here at last is a book that challenges the two dominant forces in American education: an aggressive nostalgia for traditional teaching (“If it was bad enough for me, it’s bad enough for my kids”) and a heavy-handed push for Tougher Standards.


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Hardcover
Book cover for 9780070013773 Book cover for 9780395940396
 
from Houghton Mifflin (September 7, 1999)
9780395940396 | details & prices | 344 pages | 6.25 × 9.75 × 1.00 in. | 1.40 lbs | List price $24.00
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9780070013773 | details & prices | List price $44.00
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Paperback
Book cover for 9780618083459
 
The price comparison is for this edition
from Mariner Books (September 5, 2000); titled "The Schools Our Children Deserve: Moving Beyond Traditional Classrooms and Tougher Standards"
9780618083459 | details & prices | 6.00 × 8.75 × 0.75 in. | 0.90 lbs | List price $15.95
About: Arguing against the 'tougher standards' rhetoric that marks the current education debate, the author of No Contest and Punished by Rewards writes that such tactics squeeze the pleasure out of learning.

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