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April 2011 “Well, Duh!” -- Ten Obvious Truths That We Shouldn’t Be Ignoring By Alfie Kohn
"This collection of essays, written from 1999 to 2003, proves the author is one of America's most astute critics of current educational policies.... Kohn is unapologetic and articulate about the advantages of a progressive approach to education that values students' interests, focuses on understanding (rather than the acquisition of isolated facts) and assesses student work authentically (rather than by single, standardized measures). True to his educational philosophy, he asks readers to consider big questions, such as: What's important to know? What are the qualities of a good school? And perhaps most vital, Who gets to decide and who benefits?"
(*) = included in What to Look for in a Classroom ... and Other Essays (**) = included in What Does It Mean to Be Well Educated? ... and Other Essays Aggression Altruism. See Caring