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Olson, Kirsten
Wounded by school : recapturing the joy in learning and standing up to old school culture / Kirsten Olson ; forewords by Sara Lawrence-Lightfoot and Parker J. Palmer
New York : Teachers College Press, c2009
book jacket
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 4th Floor  LB1088 .O47 2009    AVAILABLE
Subject(s) School failure -- United States -- Case studies
Learning, Psychology of -- Case studies
Alienation (Social psychology) -- Case studies
Problem children -- Education -- Case studies
Motivation in education -- United States -- Case studies
Physical Description xviii, 222 p. ; 24 cm
Note Includes bibliographical references (p. 204-213) and index
Contents What are school wounds? -- Kinds of wounds -- Why do schools lacerate? -- How do people heal? -- Stages of healing -- Wounded schools -- Parents who heal -- Teachers who heal -- Students healing one another
Summary In her provocative new book, education writer and critic Kirsten Olson brings to light the devastating consequences of an educational approach that values conformity over creativity, flattens students' interests, and dampens down differences among learners. She also presents the experiences of wounded learners who have healed and shows what teachers, parents, and students can do right now to help themselves stay healthy

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