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Author Stout, Maureen.

Title The feel-good curriculum : the dumbing-down of America's kids in the name of self-esteem / Maureen Stout.

Imprint Cambridge, Mass. : Perseus Books, c2000.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe 3rd Floor Stacks  306.43 St76f    ---  Available
Description xiii, 313 p. ; 24 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. 283-299) and index.
Contents Introduction : the false prophet of self-esteem -- Part I. Creating a culture of therapy : how we got here from there. What is school for, anyway? -- Inside the ed school : the politics of teacher education -- What's so progressive about this : child-centered education and the transformation of the American public school -- Part II. Therapy nation : culture and schooling in contemporary America. The rake's progress : self-esteem takes over -- Nothing more than feelings : the naked truth about self-esteem -- Practicing self-esteem : magic, myths, and masquerades -- Part III. Fighting back : challenging the consequences of self-esteem. Too many degrees of separation : self-esteem and the death of community -- The return of ethics in education : answering emotivism -- Back to the future : from cynicism to skepticism and hope -- Epilogue : education for a new millennium.
Subject Education -- Social aspects.
Teachers -- Training of -- Social aspects.
Self-esteem -- Social aspects.
Educational change.
Added Title Feel-good curriculum
Dumbing-down of America's kids in the name of self-esteem
ISBN 0738204358 (pbk.)

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