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Title:
What does it mean to be well educated? : and more essays on standards, grading, and other follies
Author:
Kohn, Alfie.
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Publication Information:
Boston, Mass. : Beacon Press, [2004]

©2004
Physical Description:
xv, 194 pages ; 22 cm
Language:
English
Contents:
The purposes of schooling? What does it mean to be well-educated? Turning learning into a business. The costs of overemphasizing achievement -- Standards and testing. Confusing harder with better. Beware of the standards, not just the tests. Standardized testing and its victims. Sacrificing learning for higher scores. Two cheers for an end to the SAT -- Grading and evaluating. From degrading to de-grading. The dangerous myth of grade inflation. Five reasons to stop saying 'good job!' -- Moral, social, and psychological questions. Constant frustration and occasional violence. September 11. A fresh look at Abraham Maslow -- School reform and the study of education. Almost there but not quite. Education's rotten apples. The folly of merit pay. Professors who profess.
ISBN:
9780807032671
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Book

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