What to Look for in a Classroom: And Other Essays
By: Kohn
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From self-esteem to school uniforms, from grade inflation to character education, Alfie Kohn raises provocative questions about the status quo in this collection of incisive essays--challenging us to reconsider some of our most basic assumptions about children and education. Whether he is explaining why cooperative learning can be so threatening or why detracking is so fiercely opposed, Kohn offers a fresh, informed, and frequently disconcerting perspective on the major issues in education.

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Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 256
Vendor: Wiley
Publication Date: 2000
Dimensions: 8.9 X 6 X 0.8 (inches)
ISBN: 0787952834
ISBN-13: 9780787952839

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"Alfie Kohn has a knack for bursting the bubbles that surround justabout every school topic imaginable, from putting kids intouniforms to make them behave better to raising kids' self-esteem byrewarding them with stickers and pizza for reading books and doinghomework. This collection of previously published essays reminds usthat many schools have veered off course in their day-to-daybusiness. And it's a primer that, if taken seriously, can putschools back on the right track."
--Educational LeadershipThrough his writings and speeches, AlfieKohn has been stirring up controversy for years, demonstrating howthe conventional wisdom about education often isn't supported bythe available research, and illuminating gaps between our long-termgoals for students and what actually goes on in schools. Now Whatto Look for in a Classroom brings together his most populararticles from Educational Leadership, Phi Delta Kappan, andEducation Week--and also from The Atlantic Monthly, the BostonGlobe, and other publications.
From self-esteem to school uniforms, from grade inflation tocharacter education, Kohn raises a series of provocative questionsabout the status quo in this collection of incisive essays. Hechallenges us to reconsider some of our most basic assumptionsabout children and education. Can good values really beinstilled
in students? What, if anything, lies behind the label of attentiondeficit disorder? Are there solid data to support our skepticismabout watching TV? Might such allegedly enlightened practices asauthentic assessment,
logical consequences,
and Total Quality education
turn out to be detrimental? Whether he is explaining whycooperative learning can be so threatening or why detracking is sofiercely opposed, Kohn offers a fresh, informed, and frequentlydisconcerting perspective on the major issues in education.
In the And, his critical examination of current practice iscomplemented by a vision of what schooling ought to be. Kohn arguesfor giving children more opportunity to participate in their ownschooling, for transforming classrooms into caring communities, andfor providing the kind of education that taps and nourisheschildren's curiosity. Through all these essays, Kohn calls us backto our own ideals, showing us how we can be more effective athelping students to become good learners and good people.

Editorial Reviews

"Of the dozens of 'experts' on what's wrong (and right) in U.S.schools, only a handful are truly worth reading; Kohn has long beenone of the soundest." --Booklist
"Kohn's message, if heeded, could inspire a productive revolutionin America's fatigued regime of public education." --Publisher'sWeekly
"This collection...reminds us that many schools have veered offcourse in their day-to-day business. And it's a primer that, iftaken seriously, can put schools back on the right track."--Educational Leadership
"Informative, inspiring, and thought-provoking." --Library Journal

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