Scrooge Meets Dick and Jane
By (author) Roger C. Schank
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Scrooge Meets Dick and Jane by Roger C. Schank
Book DescriptionTo hear politicians talk, one would think the entire purpose of school is to assess children rather than educate them. Excitement about learning doesn't seem to be on anyone's agenda. The villains are those who profit from testing mania, make the tests, coach for testing, publish the books on which the tests are based, and believe that the results matter. Children are being taught things they don't need to know and nobody seems to care. Scrooge Meets Dick and Jane is a cautionary tale of the dangers of educational testing and outmoded curriculum design. Bringing a new twist to Charles Dickens' classic story, A Christmas Carol, Scrooge is recast as the head of an educational testing service. He is faced with the ghosts of Education Past, Present, and Future as well as his former mentor, John Dewey. As he observes a horrible future, he comes to understand the harm he has done and its repercussions on the school system. His time with the ghosts and John Dewey leads him to a dramatic turnaround regarding schools and scholastic teaching. It haunts him until he decides to undo the damage he has done to children all over the world.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780805838770
(216mm x 140mm x 7mm)
Imprint: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates Inc
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Inc
Publish Date: 12-Feb-2001
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Roger C. Schank
Lessons in Learning, e-Learning, and Training, Paperback (March 2005)
From Roger C. Schank-one of the most highly respected thinkers, writers, and speakers in the training, learning, and e-learning community-comes a compelling book of essays that explore the myriad issues related to challenges faced by today's instructional designers and trainers.
Making Minds Less Well Educated Than Our Own, Paperback (May 2004)
In the author's words: "This book is an honest attempt to understand what it means to be educated in today's world." Schank's argues that no matter how important science and technology are, as a society we believe that those educated in literature, history and other humanities are more worthy of the descriptor "well educated."
Dynamic Memory Revisited, Paperback (August 1999)» View all books by Roger C. Schank
Crucial reading for those concerned with education and school reform.
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