The Feel-good Curriculum by Maureen/Stout,Maureen,Phd Stout
The Dumbing Down Of America's Kids In The Name Of Self-esteem

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A scathing critique of the self-esteem movement in American public education, complete with practical solutions to counter its ill effects.
 

About Maureen/Stout,Maureen,Phd Stout

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Maureen Stoutis an assistant professor in the Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies at the California State University, Northridge. She lives in Los Angeles.
 
Published October 9, 2007 by Da Capo Press. 336 pages
Genres: Education & Reference. Non-fiction

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After differentiating real self-esteem (based on tangible achievements) from false self-esteem (based on uncritical self-regard), Stout immediately abandons this distinction to launch into a slash-and-burn critique of every educational practice she attributes to the self-esteem movement.

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An education professor at California State University-Northridge, Stout traces how the ideology of self-esteem developed from early 20th-century progressive schooling through the influence of educational psychology to what she views as the current ""idiotic"" idea that school should be a kind of ...

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Despite the claims of self-esteem advocates, most research cited in the book shows that giving students undeservingly high grades only serves to lower their efforts on the assignment, not preserve their self-esteem.

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