Wounded by School

Wounded by School : Recapturing the Joy in Learning and Standing Up to Old School Culture

How do we recognize the 'wounds' caused by outdated schooling policies? How do we heal them? In her provocative new book, education writer and critic Kirsten Olson brings to light the devastating consequences of an educational approach that values conformity over creativity, flattens students' interests, and dampens down differences among learners. Drawing on deeply emotional stories, Olson shows that current institutional structures do not produce the kinds of minds and thinking that society really needs. Instead, the system tends to shame, disable, and bore many learners. Most importantly, she presents the experiences of wounded learners who have healed and shows what teachers, parents, and students can do right now to help themselves stay healthy.

  • Format: Paperback | 240 pages
  • Dimensions: 155.45 x 226.06 x 16mm | 344.73g
  • Publication date: 30 May 2009
  • Publisher: Teachers' College Press
  • Publication City/Country: New York, United States
  • Language: English
  • ISBN10: 0807749559
  • ISBN13: 9780807749555
  • Bestsellers rank: 350,647

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