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The Resource The knowledge gap : the hidden cause of America's broken education system--and how to fix it, Natalie Wexler

The knowledge gap : the hidden cause of America's broken education system--and how to fix it, Natalie Wexler

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The knowledge gap : the hidden cause of America's broken education system--and how to fix it
Title
The knowledge gap
Title remainder
the hidden cause of America's broken education system--and how to fix it
Statement of responsibility
Natalie Wexler
Title variation
Hidden cause of America's broken education system -- and how to fix it
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Language
eng
Summary
"The untold story of the root cause of America's education crisis--and the seemingly endless cycle of multigenerational poverty. It was only after years within the education reform movement that Natalie Wexler stumbled across a hidden explanation for our country's frustrating lack of progress when it comes to providing every child with a quality education. The problem wasn't one of the usual scapegoats: lazy teachers, shoddy facilities, lack of accountability. It was something no one was talking about: the elementary school curriculum's intense focus on decontextualized reading comprehension "skills" at the expense of actual knowledge. In the tradition of Dale Russakoff's The Prize and Dana Goldstein's The Teacher Wars, Wexler brings together history, research, and compelling characters to pull back the curtain on this fundamental flaw in our education system--one that fellow reformers, journalists, and policymakers have long overlooked, and of which the general public, including many parents, remains unaware. But The Knowledge Gap isn't just a story of what schools have gotten so wrong--it also follows innovative educators who are in the process of shedding their deeply ingrained habits, and describes the rewards that have come along: students who are not only excited to learn but are also acquiring the knowledge and vocabulary that will enable them to succeed. If we truly want to fix our education system and unlock the potential of our neediest children, we have no choice but to pay attention"--
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Wexler, Natalie
Dewey number
372.6
Index
index present
LC call number
LB1576
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • Language arts (Elementary)
  • Education, Elementary
  • Educational change
  • Children with social disabilities
  • Poor children
  • EDUCATION / Educational Policy & Reform / General
  • FAMILY & RELATIONSHIPS / Education
  • EDUCATION / Curricula
  • Children with social disabilities
  • Education, Elementary
  • Educational change
  • Language arts (Elementary)
  • Poor children
  • United States
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The knowledge gap : the hidden cause of America's broken education system--and how to fix it, Natalie Wexler
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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online resource
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  • cr
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Part one: The way we teach now : all you need is skills. The water they've been swimming in ; A problem hiding in plain sight ; Everything was surprising and novel ; The reading wars ; Unbalanced literacy ; Billions for education reform, but barely a cent for knowledge -- Part two: How we got there : the history behind the content-free curriculum. Émile meets the common core ; Politics and the quest for content -- Part three: How we can change : creating and delivering content-focused curriculum. The Common Core : new life for knowledge, or another nail in its coffin? ; No more jackpot standards ; Don't forget to write ; Scaling up : can it be done? -- Epilogue
Control code
1111735495
Extent
1 online resource (324 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780735213579
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
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a9fbd45a-3f81-459f-838e-d07ad5a3fdcb
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1111735495
Label
The knowledge gap : the hidden cause of America's broken education system--and how to fix it, Natalie Wexler
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Part one: The way we teach now : all you need is skills. The water they've been swimming in ; A problem hiding in plain sight ; Everything was surprising and novel ; The reading wars ; Unbalanced literacy ; Billions for education reform, but barely a cent for knowledge -- Part two: How we got there : the history behind the content-free curriculum. Émile meets the common core ; Politics and the quest for content -- Part three: How we can change : creating and delivering content-focused curriculum. The Common Core : new life for knowledge, or another nail in its coffin? ; No more jackpot standards ; Don't forget to write ; Scaling up : can it be done? -- Epilogue
Control code
1111735495
Extent
1 online resource (324 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780735213579
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
a9fbd45a-3f81-459f-838e-d07ad5a3fdcb
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1111735495

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