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Book of Learning and Forgetting - 98 edition

Book of Learning and Forgetting (ISBN10: 080773750X; ISBN13: 9780807737507)
ISBN13: 978-0807737507
ISBN10: 080773750X

Summary: In this thought-provoking book, Frank Smith explains how schools and educational authorities systematically obstruct the powerful inherent learning abilities of children, creating handicaps that often persist through life. The author eloquently contrasts a false and fabricated ''official theory'' that learning is work (used to justify the external control of teachers and students through excessive regulation and massive testing) with a correct but officially suppress
ed ''classic view'' that learning is a social process that can occur naturally and continually through collaborative activities. This book will be crucial reading in a time when national authorities continue to blame teachers and students for alleged failures in education. It will help educators and parents to combat sterile attitudes toward teaching and learning and prevent current practices from doing further harm.
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Summary: In this thought-provoking book, Frank Smith explains how schools and educational authorities systematically obstruct the powerful inherent learning abilities of children, creating handicaps that often persist through life. The author eloquently contrasts a false and fabricated ''official theory'' that learning is work (used to justify the external control of teachers and students through excessive regulation and massive testing) with a correct but officially suppressed ''classic view'' that learning is a social process that can occur naturally and continually through collaborative activities. This book will be crucial reading in a time when national authorities continue to blame teachers and students for alleged failures in education. It will help educators and parents to combat sterile attitudes toward teaching and learning and prevent current practices from doing further harm.
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Edition/Copyright: 98
Cover: Paperback
Publisher: Teacher's College Press
Published: 11/01/2002
International: No

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