Doomed to Fail: The Built-In Defects of American Education

The Built-in Defects of American Education
Ivan R Dee, Inc (Verlag)
  • erschienen am 17. Mai 2004
  • Buch
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  • Hardcover
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  • 260 Seiten
978-1-56663-567-7 (ISBN)
Tracing the development of educational ideas in the United States from William James to the present day, Mr. Zoch shows how they have given the schools an obsessive focus on teachers and their teaching methods while neglecting the disciplined effort and hard work that students must expend in order to achieve. "Thoughtful and important....A book that should be read by anyone who cares about realistic school reform." Diane Ravitch.
  • Englisch
  • Chicago
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  • USA
  • Für Beruf und Forschung
  • Höhe: 236 mm
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  • Breite: 161 mm
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  • Dicke: 25 mm
  • 513 gr
978-1-56663-567-7 (9781566635677)
Paul A. Zoch studied classics at the University of Texas and Indiana University, and has taught high school in Texas for sixteen years. He has participated in-and been subject to-a myriad of school reform initiatives, but he knows firsthand why they fail. He has also written Ancient Rome: An Introductory History. He is married and has a daughter, and lives in Missouri City, Texas.
Paul Zoch has written a thoughtful and important book that reflects not only his experience as a classroom teacher and his knowledge of students, but his deep scholarship. This is a book that should be read by anyone who cares about realistic school reform. -- Diane Ravitch, Research Professor, New York University; Author of The Language Police a rigorous and intellectually serious way, Paul A. Zoch's Doomed to Fail does much to restore student-centered education to the respectability it deserves. -- Gerald Graff, Professor of English and Education, University of Illinois at Chicago; Author of <I>Clueless in Academe: How Schooling Obscures Paul Zoch's Doomed to Fail is one of the most important books on American education ever published.... I hope everyone who cares about education reads this book and that it provokes the debate we so desperately need. -- William L. O'Neill, Professor of History, Rutgers University; author of <I>Coming Apart<I> Recommended. -- R. J. Reynolds, Eastern Connecticut State University * CHOICE * His book reminds us to expect more of students. * National Retired Teachers Association Live and Learn * A student of the classics, Zoch delivers the ultimate anti-establishment, conservative critique of the state of education. * Tampa Tribune * A stunning critique.... Most of the book is a brilliant recapitulation of the history of American education... Engaging. -- Diane Ravitch * Education Next: Journal of Opinion And Research * Clearly, concisely, and convincingly lays out the reasons why...high school seniors score well below their peers in other countries. -- George A. Clowes George A. Clowes, Schoo * School Reform News * Well-written and provocative. -- Victoria Maria MacDonald * The Historian * Zoch presents...unacknowledged truths that ought to immediately become central to any national policy debate. -- Bruce Gans * American Journal of Education *

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