The Importance of Average: Playing the Game of School to Increase Success and Achievement PDF (Adobe DRM) download by Stephen Farenga

The Importance of Average: Playing the Game of School to Increase Success and Achievement

Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
Publication date: February 2010
ISBN: 9780742570146
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The Importance of Average calls attention to the policies and practices that discriminate against the silent majority of students in the American educational system. Arguments presented emphasize the collateral damage caused to average students by legislative mandates, administrative policies, teaching practices, parenting beliefs, and adherence to strict psychological constructs. Each of these factors has created a pervasive psycho-educational belief of average ability. The authors challenge what they consider as a pseudo-definition of "average" that was brought about as an attempt by policymakers to test their way out of addressing the true inequities found in society. Further, the authors identify how educational policymakers have sacrificed theeducation of an entire class of students by creating the illusion that underachievement can be eliminated simply through lowering standards and examination pass rates. In chronicling the plight of average students, the authors capture the emotions and attitudes of teachers, parents, and students whose frustrations have been set aside in order to meet other special interests. The authors explore methods that provide students of average knowledge in any given area with the appropriate tools necessary for succeeding in school. Finally, the argument that there is no such thing as "average" intelligence is proposed.
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