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What Does it Mean to Be Well-Educated?: And Other Essays on Standards, Grading, and other Follies
     

What Does it Mean to Be Well-Educated?: And Other Essays on Standards, Grading, and other Follies

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by Alfie Kohn
 

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ISBN-10: 0807032670

ISBN-13: 9780807032671

Pub. Date: 03/21/2004

Publisher: Beacon

Few writers ask us to question our fundamental assumptions about education as provocatively as Alfie Kohn. Time magazine has called him'perhaps the country's most outspoken critic of education's fixation on grades [and] test scores.' And the Washington Post says he is 'the most energetic and charismatic figure standing in the way of a major federal

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Few writers ask us to question our fundamental assumptions about education as provocatively as Alfie Kohn. Time magazine has called him'perhaps the country's most outspoken critic of education's fixation on grades [and] test scores.' And the Washington Post says he is 'the most energetic and charismatic figure standing in the way of a major federal effort to make standardized curriculums and tests a fact of life in every U.S. school.'

In this new collection of essays, Kohn takes on some of the most important and controversial topics in education of the last few years. His central focus is on the real goals of education-a topic, he argues, that we systematically ignore while lavishing attention on misguided models of learning and counterproductive techniques of motivation.

The shift to talking about goals yields radical conclusions and wonderfully pungent essays that only Alfie Kohn could have written. From the title essay's challenge to conventional, conservative definitions of a good education to essays on standards and testing and grades that tally the severe educational costs of overemphasizing a narrow conception of achievement, Kohn boldly builds on his earlier work and writes for a wide audience.

Kohn's new book will be greeted with enthusiasm by his many readers and by any teacher or parent looking for a refreshing perspective on today's debates about schools.

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ISBN-13:
9780807032671
Publisher:
Beacon
Publication date:
03/21/2004
Edition description:
None
Pages:
208
Sales rank:
1,356,077
Product dimensions:
5.45(w) x 8.47(h) x 0.47(d)

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