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

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

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"Doing school" : how we are creating a generation of stressed out, materialistic, and miseducated students
Title
"Doing school"
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how we are creating a generation of stressed out, materialistic, and miseducated students
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Denise Clark Pope
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eng
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CaPaEBR
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1966-
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Pope, Denise Clark
Dewey number
373.18
LC call number
LA229
LC item number
.P59 2001eb
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ebrary, Inc
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  • Academic achievement
  • High school students
  • Student aspirations
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This book offers a highly revealing-and troubling-view of today's high school students and the ways they pursue high grades and success. 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?
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"Doing school" : how we are creating a generation of stressed out, materialistic, and miseducated students, Denise Clark Pope, (electronic resource)
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references. (p. 207-212)
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OCM1bookssj0000140742
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unknown
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9780300130584
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remote
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(WaSeSS)bookssj0000140742
Label
"Doing school" : how we are creating a generation of stressed out, materialistic, and miseducated students, Denise Clark Pope, (electronic resource)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references. (p. 207-212)
Control code
OCM1bookssj0000140742
Dimensions
unknown
Isbn
9780300130584
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)bookssj0000140742

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