Education Deform: Bright People Sometimes Say Stupid Things about Education
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BeschreibungThis work aims to help teachers, teacher educators, policy makers, and parents think more critically about current rhetoric about education. Special education, multicultural education, and standardized testing are among the controversial issues explored.
InhaltsverzeichnisChapter 1 The Deforming Effects of Nonsense Chapter 2 The Art of the Stupid Chapter 3 Slogans and Other Trivialities Chapter 4 Self-Contradictions, Nonsequiturs, and Denials Chapter 5 Misleading Statements Chapter 6 The Unintelligible Chapter 7 Making Sense about Education
PortraitJames M. Kauffman is the Charles S. Robb Professor of Education, University of Virginia. In 2006, he received the SABA Award for Effective Presentation in the Mass Media and in 1994, he received the Research Award of the Council for Exceptional Children. His publications include over 100 articles in refereed journals and leading textbooks in special education. He is the author of several books including Characteristics of Emotional and Behavioral Disorders of Children and Youth, Exceptional Learners: Introduction to Special Education), The Least Restrictive Environment: Its Origins and Interpretations in Special Education.
PressestimmenOne of the most thought provoking and insightful books I've read in a long time. Kauffman provides meaning where none existed and points out the nonsense of empty jargon and rhetoric with straight talk. While he's sure to anger those who play politics, he is a hero to those of us who have to live with their decisions -- Kathleen McGee Benton, classroom teacher, Westerville, OH Education Deform: Bright People Sometimes Say Stupid Things about Education by James Kauffman is one of the most evocative books I have read in years. In this book, Kauffman has the courage to challenge current political trends in education asking us to think beyond mainstream politics and examine issues that may at first seem counter-intuitive to our basic instincts as educators. I highly recommend this as a required reading for all future leaders in the field of educationnnn -- Maureen A. Conroy, associate professor, Department of Special Education, University of Florida Education Deform is the most informative and provocative set of essays about education to be published in recent times. Dr. Kauffmans wisdom, candor, and grit make this text impossible to put down and will be invaluable to those seeking to narrow the gap between what we know and what we would like to believe about education. -- Martha Coutinho, professor of Special Education, East Tennessee State University In reading this book, I realized it isn't just me. Much of what is said about education really doesn't make sense! Kauffman says things in this book that need to be shouted from the rooftops-read by as many parents and educators as possible -- Elizabeth M. Campbell, Charlottesville, VA, parent of school children This book should be read by anyone concerned about the education and welfare of our children and effective, evidence-based practice. It is a breath of fresh air, and will be welcomed by all those who have been alarmed by the incoherence of many of our contemporary 'experts'. -- Gary M. Sasso, professor, Special Education, Chairperson, Division of Curriculum and Instruction, University of Iowa Education Deform: Bright People Sometimes Say Stupid Things about Education by James Kauffman is one of the most evocative books I have read in years. In this book, Kauffman has the courage to challenge current political trends in education asking us to think beyond mainstream politics and examine issues that may at first seem counter-intuitive to our basic instincts as educators. I highly recommend this as a required reading for all future leaders in the field of education -- Maureen A. Conroy, associate professor, Department of Special Education, University of Florida This is an important book. It deserves to be carefully read and richly critiqued. In wonderfully clear and often entertaining prose, James M. Kauffman fully exposes and explores one of the most important intellectual controversies in contemporary scholarship. Teachers College Record [Kauffman offers] some of the more important and relevant [suggestions] for special education and the field of learning disabilities. Learning Disability Quartery Kauffman's writing is clear, concise, and provocative...I highly recommend the book to those who are interested in thinking seriously about what has been said and written recently about general and special education issues. Behavioral Disorders Kauffman's book makes for provocative reading and may cause readers to question the special education status quo. Psychology In The Schools
Untertitel: New. Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: ROWMAN & LITTLEFIELD EDUC
Erscheinungsdatum: Mai 2002
Seitenanzahl: 328 Seiten