Feel-good Curriculum by Maureen Stout
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Feel-good Curriculum
By Maureen Stout

The Feel-good Curriculum

The Dumbing Down of America's Kids in the Name of Self-esteem

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Feel-good Curriculum by Maureen Stout

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The so-called self-esteem movement-a progressive, child-centered, discovery model of schooling-has transformed schools into therapeutic clinics and teachers into counselors, creating a generation of entitled, righteous, underachieving children. An insider's account of the pernicious aspects of this seemingly well-meaning movement, The Feel-Good Curriculum provides devastating evidence that our belief in the power and importance of self-esteem in education is misplaced and without basis.Avoiding political posturing and political correctness, The Feel-Good Curriculum identifies the four specific effects of self-esteem's stranglehold on our schools-narcissism, emotivism, separatism, and cynicism. It prescribes antidotes to them-empathy, rationality and morality, connectedness, and skepticism-and offers a hopeful view of educational philosophy for the next millennium. Professor Stout urges us to replace our coddling, indulgent approach to building self-esteem in children with a sense of authentic self-confidence developed from intellectual, physical, and moral effort and achievement.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780738204352
ISBN-10: 0738204358
Format: Paperback
(235mm x 156mm x 19mm)
Pages: 336
Imprint: Da Capo Press Inc
Publisher: The Perseus Books Group
Publish Date: 21-Dec-2000
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Maureen Stout

Maureen Stout is an assistant professor in the Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies at the California State University, Northridge. She lives in Los Angeles.

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