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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
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Subject
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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Citation location within source
  • July 01, 2019
  • July 01, 2019
  • July 01, 2019
  • June 15, 2019
Citation source
  • Library Journal
  • Publishers Weekly
  • Booklist
  • Kirkus Reviews
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Wexler, Natalie
Dewey number
372.6
Index
index present
LC call number
LB1576
LC item number
.W4848 2019
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Language arts (Elementary)
  • Education, Elementary
  • Educational change
  • Children with social disabilities
  • Poor children
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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
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 271-307) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
BRD2018058484
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
324 pages
Isbn
9780735213555
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2018058484
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1074393160
Label
The knowledge gap : the hidden cause of America's broken education system-- and how to fix it, Natalie Wexler
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 271-307) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
BRD2018058484
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
324 pages
Isbn
9780735213555
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2018058484
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1074393160

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