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The Resource Dumbing down our kids : why America's children feel good about themselves but can't read, write, or add, Charles J. Sykes

Dumbing down our kids : why America's children feel good about themselves but can't read, write, or add, Charles J. Sykes

Label
Dumbing down our kids : why America's children feel good about themselves but can't read, write, or add
Title
Dumbing down our kids
Title remainder
why America's children feel good about themselves but can't read, write, or add
Statement of responsibility
Charles J. Sykes
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1954-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Sykes, Charles J.
Dewey number
373.73
Index
index present
LC call number
LA222
LC item number
.S95 1995
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Education, Elementary
  • Education, Secondary
  • Academic achievement
Label
Dumbing down our kids : why America's children feel good about themselves but can't read, write, or add, Charles J. Sykes
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Dumbing down America's kids. Scenes from the front: "Mere facts" -- Andrea's complaint -- Dumbing down our kids -- Losing the race -- Scenes from the front: An endangered species I -- The American way of denial -- Dumbing down our schools. Scenes from the front: How did Einstein feel? -- Feelings -- The religion of self-esteem -- Scenes from the front: The mission statement -- The attack on excellence -- Scenes from the front: Leaders and followers -- The making of an educationist -- Scenes from the front: "I wanted to be a teacher" -- The new illiteracy -- Why Johnny can't add, subtract, multiply, or divide (but still feels good about himself) -- Dumbing down the texts -- Scenes from the front: The political classroom I -- Dumbing down the tests -- Scenes from the front: The political classroom II -- Moral dumbing down. The "values" wasteland -- Telling on mommy and daddy -- Doctor, doctor -- The attack on learning. The attack on learning -- Scenes from the front: 1928 -- 1958 -- Educational wastelands -- Scenes from the front: Mold -- Reform and counterreform. The blob -- Outcome based education -- Goals 2000 and the counterreformation -- Scenes from the front: An endangered species II -- Schools that work -- Scenes from the front: Barclay -- The coming educational revolution
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
x, 341 p.
Isbn
9780312134747
Lccn
95031522
System control number
(OCoLC)ocm32779649
Label
Dumbing down our kids : why America's children feel good about themselves but can't read, write, or add, Charles J. Sykes
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Dumbing down America's kids. Scenes from the front: "Mere facts" -- Andrea's complaint -- Dumbing down our kids -- Losing the race -- Scenes from the front: An endangered species I -- The American way of denial -- Dumbing down our schools. Scenes from the front: How did Einstein feel? -- Feelings -- The religion of self-esteem -- Scenes from the front: The mission statement -- The attack on excellence -- Scenes from the front: Leaders and followers -- The making of an educationist -- Scenes from the front: "I wanted to be a teacher" -- The new illiteracy -- Why Johnny can't add, subtract, multiply, or divide (but still feels good about himself) -- Dumbing down the texts -- Scenes from the front: The political classroom I -- Dumbing down the tests -- Scenes from the front: The political classroom II -- Moral dumbing down. The "values" wasteland -- Telling on mommy and daddy -- Doctor, doctor -- The attack on learning. The attack on learning -- Scenes from the front: 1928 -- 1958 -- Educational wastelands -- Scenes from the front: Mold -- Reform and counterreform. The blob -- Outcome based education -- Goals 2000 and the counterreformation -- Scenes from the front: An endangered species II -- Schools that work -- Scenes from the front: Barclay -- The coming educational revolution
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
x, 341 p.
Isbn
9780312134747
Lccn
95031522
System control number
(OCoLC)ocm32779649

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