What Does It Mean to Be Well Educated?: And More Essays on Standards, Grading, and Other Follies

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Price
$18.00
Publisher
Beacon Press
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Pages
212
Dimensions
5.49 X 8.47 X 0.45 inches | 0.55 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780807032671

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About the Author
Alfie Kohn's previous eight books include Punished by Rewards, No Contest, and The Schools Our Children Deserve. He speaks widely to teachers and parents and lives in Belmont, Massachusetts.
Reviews
The most energetic and charismatic figure standing in the way of a major federal effort to make standardized curriculums and tests a fact of life in every U.S. school. --Washington Post

"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 been one of the soundest. His willingness not simply to challenge conventional answers but also examine whether we're asking the right questions gives his work a genuinely eye-opening quality." --Booklist

"Kohn cuts against the grain and takes on adversaries without fear, and yet with a mature and rational sophistication. He draws upon a rich tradition, citing the work of Dewey, Bruner, Piaget, and Holt, among others, but he now takes his proper place within their ranks." --Jonathan Kozol