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Education Deform: Bright People Sometimes Say Stupid Things About Education / Edition 1
     

Education Deform: Bright People Sometimes Say Stupid Things About Education / Edition 1

by James M. Kauffman
 

ISBN-10: 0810843145

ISBN-13: 9780810843141

Pub. Date: 01/28/2002

Publisher: R&L Education

According to James M. Kauffman, too much of what is said today about educational reform is nonsense that shortchanges students, parents, and taxpayers. This deforms education rather than reforming it. The primary objective of this book is to help teachers, teacher educators, policy makers, and parents think more critically about current rhetoric about education.

Overview

According to James M. Kauffman, too much of what is said today about educational reform is nonsense that shortchanges students, parents, and taxpayers. This deforms education rather than reforming it. The primary objective of this book is to help teachers, teacher educators, policy makers, and parents think more critically about current rhetoric about education. Reason and science in the enlightenment tradition are more helpful in reforming and improving education than political agendas. Reform should focus on instruction. Education must address the full range of learners, from those who are mentally retarded to those who are intellectually gifted. Special education, multicultural education, and standardized testing are among the controversial issues explored. Extremes of both left and right ideologies are rejected in favor of careful thinking and sound judgment.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780810843141
Publisher:
R&L Education
Publication date:
01/28/2002
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
328
Product dimensions:
5.86(w) x 8.96(h) x 0.67(d)

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 The Deforming Effects of Nonsense Chapter 2 The Art of the Stupid Chapter 3 Slogans and Other Trivialities Chapter 4 Self-Contradictions, Nonsequiturs, and Denials Chapter 5 Misleading Statements Chapter 6 The Unintelligible Chapter 7 Making Sense about Education

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