In Mis-Education in Schools: Beyond the Slogans and Double-Talk, Howard Good uses his experiences as a parent, teacher, and school board member to explore what's gone wrong with education and how to make it right. He takes the reader inside classrooms, locker rooms, school board meetings, and parent-teacher conferences to discover how our children are being educated -or, more often than not, miseducated. Good demonstrates that despite the 'children first' rhetoric of educators, students are often ill served by teachers, principals, guidance counselors, coaches, and school boards. Readers will be challenged by Good's candid perspective and engaged by his energetic prose. Mis-Education in Schools isn't just another education book. It cuts through the double talk that characterizes so much of the debate over education today, exposing the troubling gap between what schools preach and what they actually practice.
Howard Good offers a cogent analysis of our cookie-cutter, no-child-left-untested public schools and offers a workable plan for freeing up the creative energies of administrators, parents, students and families. The goal of schools, he argues, should not be to use corporate-designed curriculum models to mass produce 'educated students.' Instead, along with the Holy Grail of 'marketable skills, ' schools need to help young people develop intellectual and creative qualities that enable them to become fully realized human beings and community members. Such a goal can only be accomplished only if schools drain the bureaucratic moats with which they keep parents and the larger community at bay.--Dr. Michael Dillon, associate professor, Duquesne University
Number Of Pages: 96
Published: 1st January 2007
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 19.51 x 13.97 x 0.84
Weight (kg): 0.15