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Stupidity and Tears: Teaching and Learning in Troubled Times

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Stupidity and Tears: Teaching and Learning in Troubled Times

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    Herbert R Kohl (Author)

In 'Stupidity and Tears,' renowned educator and 'National Book Award' winner Herbert Kohl offers us a thoughtful and ultimately optimistic meditation on the forces that conspire to keep teachers and students 'stupid'--i.e., frustrated and unable to excel in an education system that is clearly failing them.

Among the topics explored by Kohl are the pressures of standards based assessments and harrowing sink-or-swim policies, the pain teachers feel when asked to teach against their pedagogical conscience, the development of a capacity to sense how students perceive the world, and the importance of hope and creativity in strengthening the social imagination of students and teachers.

A rousing call for common sense in the face of dwindling budgets, crippling state mandates, and injudicious politics, 'Stupidity and Tears' is 'vintage Kohl--incisive, funny, reflective, profound . . . a provocation to educators to better teach all our children' (Norman Fruchter, NYU Institute of Education and Social Policy).

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Book details

  • PDF | 160 pages
  • Herbert R Kohl (Author)
  • New Press (Jan. 2004)
  • English
  • 2
  • Education Studies Teaching
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