Scrooge Meets Dick and Jane by Roger C. Schank
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Scrooge Meets Dick and Jane
By Roger C. Schank

Scrooge Meets Dick and Jane

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Scrooge Meets Dick and Jane by Roger C. Schank

Book Description

To 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 Details

ISBN: 9780805838770
ISBN-10: 0805838775
Format: Paperback
(216mm x 140mm x 7mm)
Pages: 134
Imprint: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates Inc
Publisher: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates Inc
Publish Date: 12-Feb-2001
Country of Publication: United States

Books By Author Roger C. Schank

Lessons in Learning, e-Learning, and Training by 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 by Roger C. Schank 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 by Roger C. Schank Dynamic Memory Revisited, Paperback (August 1999)

Crucial reading for those concerned with education and school reform.

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