Free Book Online
Categories
All Work and No Play...: How Educational Reforms Are Harming Our Preschoolers (Childhood in America)

Pdf

All Work and No Play...: How Educational Reforms Are Harming Our Preschoolers (Childhood in America)

4.2 (2303)

Log in to rate this item

    Available in PDF Format | All Work and No Play...: How Educational Reforms Are Harming Our Preschoolers (Childhood in America).pdf | Unknown
    Unknown
"Testing and technology" has become a mantra in American schools, reaching down as far as kindergarten and preschool as politicians and policymakers aim to ensure that our country has a competitive edge in today's information-based economy. But top educators and child development experts are battling such reforms. Here, educators, neurologists, and psychologists explain how the high-stakes testing movement, and the race to wire classrooms, is actually stunting our children's intellects, blocking brain development and sometimes fueling mental illness. These experts, including a Pulitzer-Prize nominee, explain why play is not a luxury, but rather a necessity of learning. This book also spotlights a program at Yale University that, in response to the dearth of play in preschool curricula, emphasized learning through play for youngsters. Children who participated scored significantly higher on tests of school readiness. In addition, an internationally recognized expert explains why--in striking contrast to U.S. policies starting academics in preschool--several European countries are raising the age when they begin formal schooling to 6 or 7.  
4.5 (9062)
  • Pdf

*An electronic version of a printed book that can be read on a computer or handheld device designed specifically for this purpose.

Formats for this Ebook

PDF
Required Software Any PDF Reader, Apple Preview
Supported Devices Windows PC/PocketPC, Mac OS, Linux OS, Apple iPhone/iPod Touch.
# of Devices Unlimited
Flowing Text / Pages Pages
Printable? Yes

Book details

  • PDF | 224 pages
  • Unknown
  • Praeger Publishers
  • Unknown
  • 8
  • Nonfiction
Read online or download a free book: All Work and No Play...: How Educational Reforms Are Harming Our Preschoolers (Childhood in America)

Review Text

Name:
The message text:

Miscellanea