Why drilling, testing, and grading - basic educational tools - teach all the wrong things. Why computers, potentially so liberating, may become the ultimate enemies of true learning. What parents and teachers must do to reverse a disastrous trend. Examines "the bureaucratic invasion of our classrooms" (Education|intelligence, IQ, American Education system, Standardized tests, learning, educational psychology, Effective teaching methods methodology, Educational Bureaucracy). 289 pages.
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Smith ( Reading Without Nonsense and other books) delivers yet another attack on the education system. He castigates the use of worksheets, drill and practice exercises, and programmed instruction. A lengthy chapter is devoted to a tirade on testing. The use of computers as drill and practice tools is also discussed. Smith offers a variety of solutions to these educational problems. He suggests that the importance of grades and tests be reduced, that more student-centered activities be used, and that parents become more involved. The problems with this volume are Smith's writing style and the fact that he doesn't really suggest anything that has not already been discussed in the educational world. Joanne Troutner, Library Media Specialist, Tippecanoe School Corp., Lafayette, Ind.
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Descrizione libro Arbor House Pub Co, 1986. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. Never used!. Codice libro della libreria P110877958270