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The Resource Bad education : debunking myths in education, edited by Philip Adey and Justin Dillon

Bad education : debunking myths in education, edited by Philip Adey and Justin Dillon

Label
Bad education : debunking myths in education
Title
Bad education
Title remainder
debunking myths in education
Statement of responsibility
edited by Philip Adey and Justin Dillon
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"We all know that small classes are better than large classes; that children are best taught in groups according to their ability; that some schools are much better than others and that we should teach children according to their individual learning styles ... or do we? This book asks awkward questions about these and many other sacred cows of education. Each chapter tackles a persistent myth in education, confronting it with research evidence and teasing out any kernel of truth which may underlie the myth. Leading authors from the world of education each bring analysis and expertise to bear on their chosen subject, presenting their argument in an accessible manner based on sound scholarship. Some of the conclusions drawn in Bad Education are likely to be real eye-openers for many teachers and parents, who will find some of their basic assumptions about education called into question. It is also essential reading for anyone involved in educational policy making or management."--Publisher's website
Cataloging source
AU@
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
LB41
LC item number
.B213 2012
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Adey, Philip
  • Dillon, Justin
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  • Education
  • Teaching
  • Learning
  • Education
  • Learning
  • Teaching
Label
Bad education : debunking myths in education, edited by Philip Adey and Justin Dillon
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Part 1: School Organization. Are there 'good' schools and 'bad' schools? ; Is vocational education for the less able? ; Grouping pupils by ability in schools ; Class size: is small better? ; Supporting learning?: How effective are teaching assistants? -- Part 2: Teaching methods. Traditional versus progressive education ; Synthetic phonics: the route to reading? ; Is informal education better than formal education? ; The social and emotional aspects of learning (SEAL) programme ; Computers good, calculators bad? -- Part 3: Learners. Left-brain, right-brain, brain games and beanbags: neuromyths in education ; From fixed IQ to multiple intelligences ; Learning styles: unreliable, invalid and impractical and yet still widely used ; 'TV is bad for children'--less emotion, more science please! ; Playing with emotions: why emotional literacy trumps emotional intelligence ; The dyslexia debate
Control code
813206835
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xxv, 297 p.
Isbn
9780335246021
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)813206835
Label
Bad education : debunking myths in education, edited by Philip Adey and Justin Dillon
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Part 1: School Organization. Are there 'good' schools and 'bad' schools? ; Is vocational education for the less able? ; Grouping pupils by ability in schools ; Class size: is small better? ; Supporting learning?: How effective are teaching assistants? -- Part 2: Teaching methods. Traditional versus progressive education ; Synthetic phonics: the route to reading? ; Is informal education better than formal education? ; The social and emotional aspects of learning (SEAL) programme ; Computers good, calculators bad? -- Part 3: Learners. Left-brain, right-brain, brain games and beanbags: neuromyths in education ; From fixed IQ to multiple intelligences ; Learning styles: unreliable, invalid and impractical and yet still widely used ; 'TV is bad for children'--less emotion, more science please! ; Playing with emotions: why emotional literacy trumps emotional intelligence ; The dyslexia debate
Control code
813206835
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xxv, 297 p.
Isbn
9780335246021
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)813206835

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