Doing School: How We are Creating a Generation of Stressed-Out, Materialistic, and Miseducated Students

Doing School: How We are Creating a Generation of Stressed-Out, Materialistic, and Miseducated Students

by Denise Clark Pope
     
 

This book offers a revealing -- and troubling -- view of today's high school students and the ways they pursue high grades and success. Veteran teacher Denise Pope follows five highly regarded students through a school year and discovers that these young people believe getting ahead requires manipulating the system, scheming, lying, and cheating. Named by American… See more details below

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This book offers a revealing -- and troubling -- view of today's high school students and the ways they pursue high grades and success. Veteran teacher Denise Pope follows five highly regarded students through a school year and discovers that these young people believe getting ahead requires manipulating the system, scheming, lying, and cheating. Named by American School Board Journal as a Notable Book in Education.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780300098334
Publisher:
Yale University Press
Publication date:
02/20/2003
Pages:
240
Sales rank:
638,594
Product dimensions:
5.48(w) x 8.42(h) x 0.61(d)

Table of Contents

PrefaceXI
AcknowledgmentsXV
1Welcome to Faircrest High1
2Kevin Romoni: A 3.8 Kind of Guy7
Pleasing Dad: The "Good" Student
Getting Furious: The Competitor
Motivated By Passion: The Engaged Learner
3Eve Lin: Life as a High School Machine29
"Going for the Maximum"
Survival of the Fittest
Enjoying the Process
4Teresa Gomez: "I Want a Future"50
Dancing as Engagement
"Wanting More": The Search for Engagement
5Michelle Spence: Keeping Curiosity Alive?81
An Alternate Course
"Sacrificing Academics"
Learning by Doing What You Love
6Roberto Morales: When Values Stand in the Way117
Diligence
Anxiety
Playing by the Rules
Stress
"Fun"
7The Predicament of "Doing School"149
"Doing School"
The Grade Trap
Constraints of the School System
We Get What We Bargain For
"If Only Things Could Be Different"
Epilogue176
Appendixes187
A.General Information about the Students in the Study
B.Common Student Behavior Exhibited in Pursuit of Success
Notes189
References207

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