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

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

by William Kilpatrick
     
 

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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… See more details below

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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 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.

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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.)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780671870737
Publisher:
Simon & Schuster
Publication date:
09/01/1993
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
368
Sales rank:
462,372
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.44(h) x 1.00(d)

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