Wasting Minds: Why Our Education System Is Failing and What We Can Do about It PDF (Adobe DRM) download by Ronald A. Wolk

Wasting Minds: Why Our Education System Is Failing and What We Can Do about It

ASCD
Publication date: February 2011
ISBN: 9781416613046
Digital Book format: PDF (Adobe DRM)

Buy PDF

List price:
$25.99
Our price:
$22.99

You save: $3.00 (12%)
GET THIS EBOOK
FOR FREE!
Join our Facebook sweepstake, share and
get 10 likes. Winners
get notified in 24H!
Why has successful school reform been so difficult to achieve, despite decades of well-intentioned efforts, endless rhetoric, and billions of dollars of investment? Why do most U.S. schools continue to produce disappointing results? Why is there such a disconnect between the schools we need and the schools we have? In this thoughtful and insightful book, Ronald A. Wolk tackles these questions head-on, identifying key assumptions that have shaped the debate on school reform for the past several decades, including the emphasis on standards and testing, calls for a longer school day and year, the push to enroll more students in advanced math classes, and the quest to place a highly qualified teacher in every classroom. Backed by research and other evidence, he points out the flaws in each assumption, and then proposes alternative assumptions as the basis for new, innovative schools that would emphasize such elements as * Individualized instruction, with various pathways for learning; * Real-world contexts for learning; * Performance assessment; * A restructuring of public education to expand preschool; and * Transformation of the teachers' role from instructor to advisor. Acknowledging that the current system is too entrenched to accept radical reform, Wolk suggests incorporating his assumptions into a separate, parallel strategy for new schools. The result is a provocative proposal for teachers, administrators, policymakers, parents, and others to consider as they contemplate the future of public education in the United States.
Please sign in to review this product.
Format:
Devices:
Wasting Minds: Why Our Education System Is Failing and What We Can Do About It PDF (Adobe DRM) can be read on any device that can open PDF (Adobe DRM) files.

File Size:
1082 Kb
Language:
ENG
Copy From Text:
Disabled.
Printing:
Enabled. Limit of 75 pages within 7 days.
Wasting Minds: Why Our Education System Is Failing and What We Can Do about It PDF (Adobe DRM) download by Ronald A. Wolk
ASCD, February 2011
ISBN: 9781416613046
EAN:  9781416613046
PDF (Adobe DRM)
List Price: $25.99 eBook price: $22.99
Wasting Minds: Why Our Education System Is Failing and What We Can Do About It ePub (Adobe DRM) download by Ronald A. Wolk
ASCD, May 2011
ISBN: 9781416613053
EAN:  9781416613053
ePub (Adobe DRM)
List Price: $25.99 eBook price: $22.99