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The Resource Rethinking school : how to take charge of your child's education, Susan Wise Bauer

Rethinking school : how to take charge of your child's education, Susan Wise Bauer

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Rethinking school : how to take charge of your child's education
Title
Rethinking school
Title remainder
how to take charge of your child's education
Statement of responsibility
Susan Wise Bauer
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Our K-12 school system is an artificial product of market forces. It isn't a good fit for all -- or even most --students. It prioritizes a single way of understanding the world over all others, pushes children into a rigid set of grades with little regard for individual maturity, and slaps "disability" labels over differences in learning style. Caught in this system, far too many young learners end up discouraged, disconnected, and unhappy. And when they struggle, school pressures parents, with overwhelming force, into "fixing" their children rather than questioning the system. With boldness, experience, and humor, Susan Wise Bauer turns conventional wisdom on its head: When a serious problem arises at school, the fault is more likely to lie with the school, or the educational system itself, than with the child. In five illuminating sections, Bauer teaches parents how to flex the K-12 system, rather than the child. She closely analyzes the traditional school structure, gives trenchant criticisms of its weaknesses, and offers a wealth of advice for parents of children whose difficulties may stem from struggling with learning differences, maturity differences, toxic classroom environments, and even from giftedness (not as much of a "gift" as you might think!). As the author of the classic book on home-schooling, The Well-Trained Mind, Bauer knows how children learn and how schools work. Her advice here is comprehensive and anecdotal, including material drawn from experience with her own four children and more than twenty years of educational consulting and university teaching" --
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From Amazon
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Bauer, Susan Wise
Dewey number
371.19/2
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Education
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Rethinking school : how to take charge of your child's education, Susan Wise Bauer
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 249-251) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn988293766
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xiv, 264 pages
Isbn
9780393285963
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)988293766
Label
Rethinking school : how to take charge of your child's education, Susan Wise Bauer
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 249-251) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn988293766
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xiv, 264 pages
Isbn
9780393285963
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)988293766

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