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

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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. 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.

EducationEducation TheoryEducational psychologyEducationEducation TheoryEducational strategies & policyEducationEducation TheorySchoolsPre-school & kindergarten Publisher: ABC-CLIO Publication Date: 30/10/2003 ISBN-13: 9780275977689  Details: Type: Hardback Format: Books
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SHARNA OLFMAN is Clinical Psychologist and Associate Professor of Developmental Psychology at Park Point University, where she is also the founding director of the annual Childhood and Society Symposium. Olfman is the editor of the Childhood in America book series for Praeger Publishers. She is a partner in the national Alliance for Childhood, a group of academics, professionals, teachers, and parents who work together to raise and remedy concerns about children's welfare in light of current cultural trends.

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