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The Resource The end of the rainbow : how educating for happiness (not money) would transform our schools, Susan Engel

The end of the rainbow : how educating for happiness (not money) would transform our schools, Susan Engel

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The end of the rainbow : how educating for happiness (not money) would transform our schools
Title
The end of the rainbow
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how educating for happiness (not money) would transform our schools
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Susan Engel
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Educating for happiness
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eng
Summary
"Amid the hype of Race to the Top, online experiments such as Khan Academy, and bestselling books like The Sandbox Investment, we seem to have drawn a line that leads from nursery school along a purely economic route, with money as the final stop. But what price do we all pay for the increasingly singular focus on wage as the outcome of education? Susan Engel, a leading psychologist and educator, argues that this economic framework has had a profound impact not only on the way we think about education but also on what happens inside school buildings. The End of the Rainbow asks what would happen if we changed the implicit goal of education and imagines how different things would be if we made happiness, rather than money, the graduation prize. Drawing on psychology, education theory, and a broad range of classroom experiences across the country, Engel offers a fascinating alternative view of what education might become: teaching children to read books for pleasure and self-expansion and encouraging collaboration. All of these new skills, she argues, would not only cultivate future success in the world of work but also would make society as a whole a better, happier place. Accessible to parents and teachers alike, The End of the Rainbow will be the beginning of a new, more vibrant public conversation about what the future of American education should look like. "--
Summary
"Amid the hype of Race to the Top, online experiments such as Khan Academy, and bestselling books like The Sandbox Investment, we seem to have drawn a line that leads from nursery school along a purely economic route, with money as the final stop. But what price do we all pay for the increasingly singular focus on wage as the outcome of education? Susan Engel, a leading psychologist and educator, argues that this economic framework has had a profound impact not only on the way we think about education but also on what happens inside school buildings. The End of the Rainbow asks what would happen if we changed the implicit goal of education and imagines how different things would be if we made happiness, rather than money, the graduation prize. Drawing on psychology, education theory, and a broad range of classroom experiences across the country, Engel offers a fascinating alternative view of what education might become: teaching children to read books for pleasure and self-expansion and encouraging collaboration. All of these new skills, she argues, would not only cultivate future success in the world of work but also would make society as a whole a better, happier place. Accessible to parents and teachers alike, The End of the Rainbow will be the beginning of a new, more vibrant public conversation about what the future of American education should look like. "--
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10401277
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1959-
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Engel, Susan L.
Dewey number
370.1
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • Education
  • Education
  • Education and state
  • Education
  • Education
  • Educational change
  • EDUCATION / Educational Policy & Reform / General
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adult
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how educating for happiness, not success, would transform our schools
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The end of the rainbow : how educating for happiness (not money) would transform our schools, Susan Engel
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 201-207) and index
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volume
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nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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txt
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rdacontent
Contents
The money trail -- How money impoverishes education -- Rich or poor, it's good to have money -- How happiness enriches schools -- A blueprint for well-being -- What we should measure
Control code
ocn900634265
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xi, 223 pages
Isbn
9781595589545
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(hardcover)
Lccn
2014033389
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unmediated
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rdamedia
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n
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(OCoLC)900634265
Label
The end of the rainbow : how educating for happiness (not money) would transform our schools, Susan Engel
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 201-207) 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
Contents
The money trail -- How money impoverishes education -- Rich or poor, it's good to have money -- How happiness enriches schools -- A blueprint for well-being -- What we should measure
Control code
ocn900634265
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xi, 223 pages
Isbn
9781595589545
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2014033389
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)900634265

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