The Resource "Doing school" : how we are creating a generation of stressed out, materialistic, and miseducated students, Denise Clark Pope

"Doing school" : how we are creating a generation of stressed out, materialistic, and miseducated students, Denise Clark Pope

Label
"Doing school" : how we are creating a generation of stressed out, materialistic, and miseducated students
Title
"Doing school"
Title remainder
how we are creating a generation of stressed out, materialistic, and miseducated students
Statement of responsibility
Denise Clark Pope
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Denise Pope, veteran teacher and curriculum expert, follows five motivated and successful students through a school year, closely shadowing them and engaging them in lengthy reflections on their school experiences. What emerges is a double-sided picture of school success. On the one hand, these students work hard in school, participate in extracurricular activities, serve their communities, earn awards and honors, and appear to uphold school values. But on the other hand, they feel that in order to get ahead they must compromise their values and manipulate the system by scheming, lying, and cheating. In short, they "do school"--That is, they are not really engaged with learning nor can they commit to such values as integrity and community. The words and actions of these five students-- two boys and three girls from diverse ethnic and socioeconomic backgrounds-- underscore the frustrations of being caught in a "grade trap" that pins future success to high grades and test scores. Their stories raise critical questions that are too important for parents, educators, and community leaders to ignore. Are schools cultivating an environment that promotes intellectual curiosity, cooperation, and integrity? Or are they fostering anxiety, deception, and hostility? Do today's schools inadvertently impede the very values they claim to embrace? Is the "success" that current assessment practices measure the kind of success we want for our children?
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
373.18
Index
no index present
LC call number
LA229
LC item number
.P59 2001
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
"Doing school" : how we are creating a generation of stressed out, materialistic, and miseducated students, Denise Clark Pope
Link
http://site.ebrary.com/lib/stanford/Doc?id=10167915
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 207-212)
Contents
Welcome to Faircrest High -- Kevin Romoni: a 3.8 kind of guy -- Eve Lin: life as a high school machine -- Teresa Gomez: "I want a future" -- Michelle Spence: keeping curiosity alive? -- Roberto Morales: when values stand in the way -- The predicament of "doing school" -- Epilogue -- Appendixes. A. General information about the students in the study ; B. Common student behavior exhibited in pursuit of success
Control code
2026617
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xvii, 212 p.
Isbn
9780300098334
Isbn Type
(pbk)
Lccn
2001026139
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm46678180
  • (OCoLC)46678180

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