Why Johhny Can't Tell Right from Wrong: And What We Can Do About It

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A hard-hitting and controversial book, WHY JOHNNY CAN'T TELL RIGHT FROM WRONG will not only open eyes but change minds. America today suffers from unprecedented rates of teenage pregnancy, drug abuse, suicide, and violence. Most of the programs intended to deal with these problems have failed because, according to William Kilpatrick, schools and parents have abandoned the moral teaching they once provided. In WHY JOHNNY CAN'T TELL RIGHT FROM WRONG, Kilpatrick shows how we can correct this problem by providing our...
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Overview

A hard-hitting and controversial book, WHY JOHNNY CAN'T TELL RIGHT FROM WRONG will not only open eyes but change minds. America today suffers from unprecedented rates of teenage pregnancy, drug abuse, suicide, and violence. Most of the programs intended to deal with these problems have failed because, according to William Kilpatrick, schools and parents have abandoned the moral teaching they once provided. In WHY JOHNNY CAN'T TELL RIGHT FROM WRONG, Kilpatrick shows how we can correct this problem by providing our youngsters with the stories, models, and inspirations they need in order to lead good lives. He also encourages parents to read to their children and provides an annotated guide to more than 120 books for children and young adults.

For parents, educators, and policymakers, Kilpatrick's hard-hitting and controversial book will not only open eyes but change minds. He maintains that by stressing "feelings" rather than good behavior, schools and parents have failed to instill moral values in our youth.

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Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
This often unconvincing jeremiad calls for a return to a traditional model of teaching morality, one based on content rather than decision-making. (Sept.)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780671870737
  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster
  • Publication date: 9/1/1993
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Pages: 368
  • Sales rank: 885,751
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.44 (h) x 1.00 (d)

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