Learning Denied is a powerful document. Denny Taylor's conclusions confirm many teachers' doubts about America's mania for standardized tests, and serve as a signal to teachers and administrators that a reliance on test results can be more than misleading; it can be a hazard to the child.... to either copy the dictation from the chalkboard or alphabetize his spelling words, Patrick started complaining of stomachaches and did not want to go to school. ... One wonders whether it is the child who is making himself different, or if it is the school system that is making him different. ... In Patricka#39;s second-grade year, modifications have not been made in the instructional practices used with him, evenanbsp;...
|Publisher||:||Heinemann Educational Books - 1991|