ERIC Number: ED511687
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Jul
Reference Count: 0
Educational Genocide: A Plague on Our Children
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Across the country educational policies and practices are killing the students' desire to learn and teachers' passion to teach. The central theme of this book is that high-stakes testing is having a critically deleterious effect on students. The fallout impacts parents, teachers, schools, districts and states. Horace the author uses language and supporting evidence that is clear and relatable to the reader. Rarely is the topic of teacher care and concern for students ever embedded in works on educational theory and practice, but here it is championed as the driving force for change, exposing the causes and chronicling the effects of educational malfeasance. Contents include: (1) Foreword; (2) Introduction; (3) Are All Things Measurable?; (4) Objectivity Is Subjective; (5) Test Score Addiction; (6) Accountability Is Corrupted; (7) Education for Profit; (8) Oppressing Freedom; (9) Student Anguish; (10) A Culture of Fear; (11) Student, Teacher, and Parent Redress; (12) No Excuses, Just Results; and (13) Forgiving Learning.
Descriptors: Educational Assessment, Educational Practices, High Stakes Tests, Scores, Teacher Attitudes, Student Motivation, Accountability, Proprietary Schools, School Role, School Culture
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Publication Type: Books; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
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