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Wounded by school : recapturing the joy in learning and standing up to old school culture / Kirsten Olson ; forewords by Sara Lawrence-Lightfoot and Parker J. Palmer.

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Author/Creator:
Olson, Kirsten.
Language:
English.
Publication date:
2009
Imprint:
New York : Teachers College Press, Teachers College, Columbia University, c2009.
Format:
  • Book
  • xviii, 222 p. ; 24 cm.
Bibliography:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents:
  • What are school wounds?
  • Kinds of wounds
  • Why do schools lacerate?
  • How do people heal?
  • Stages of healing
  • Wounded schools
  • Parents who heal
  • Teachers who heal
  • Students healing one another.
Publisher's Summary:
How do we recognize the 'wounds' caused by outdated schooling policies? How do we heal them? In her provocative new book, education writer and critic Kirsten Olson brings to light the devastating consequences of an educational approach that values conformity over creativity, flattens students' interests, and dampens down differences among learners. Drawing on deeply emotional stories, Olson shows that current institutional structures do not produce the kinds of minds and thinking that society really needs. Instead, the system tends to shame, disable, and bore many learners. Most importantly, she presents the experiences of wounded learners who have healed and shows what teachers, parents, and students can do right now to help themselves stay healthy.
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ISBN:
9780807749562
0807749567
9780807749555
0807749559

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