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The feel-good curriculum : the dumbing-down of America's kids in the name of sel
Stout, Maureen
Adult Nonfiction LC191.4 .S76 2000

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ContentsPage
Prefacep. ix
Acknowledgmentsp. xiii
Introduction: The False Prophet of Self-Esteemp. 1
Part I - Creating a Culture of Therapy: How We Got Here from There
1 - What Is School For, Anyway?p. 11
2 - Inside the Ed School: The Politics of Teacher Educationp. 45
3 - What's So Progressive About This? Child-Centered Education and the Transformation of the American Public Schoolp. 75
Part II - Therapy Nation: Culture and Schooling in Contemporary America
4 - The Rake's Progress: Self-Esteem Takes Overp. 99
5 - Nothing More than Feelings: The Naked Truth About Self-Esteemp. 119
6 - Practicing Self-Esteem: Magic, Myths, and Masqueradesp. 141
Part III - Fighting Back: Challenging the Consequences of Self-Esteem
7 - Too Many Degrees of Separation: Self-Esteem and the Death of Communityp. 175
8 - The Return of Ethics in Education: Answering Emotivismp. 207
9 - Back to the Future: From Cynicism to Skepticism and Hopep. 241
Epilogue: Education for a New Millenniump. 277
Notesp. 283
Indexp. 301


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