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Beyond the Classroom

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Drawing on a nationwide survey encompassing all ethnic and socioeconomic groups, "Beyond the Classroom" identifies the real nature of the education crisis in America. "No one answer is going to reverse the dumbing down of American schools and American kids. But here, at last, is a fresh perspective".--"Chicago Tribune".
Paperback, 224 pages
Published October 17th 1997 by Simon & Schuster (first published 1996)
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Christopher
Jun 24, 2008 Christopher rated it liked it
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This book has some great insights, backed by great data. Unfortunatly, Dr. Steinberg really needed an editor, and the book is about 3 times as long as it needs to be. He repeats his points over and over, using redundant examples, and it's exhausting getting through a chapter.

If you don't care about the detailed data behind his arguments, just read the last chapter and you'll get almost everything in the book.
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Nov 07, 2008 Tori rated it it was ok
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Actually read the hardback version. The data is interesting, if a little disheartening as some of the strongest factors affecting school success may be impossible for parents or society to control. Especially interesting was the data explaining the pervasive racial differences--which were not explained by genetic differences. How does one go about changing an entire culture?
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Laurence Steinberg is Professor of Psychology at Temple University. He is
Author of numerous books and regularly writes about education issues in
The New York Times and the Wall Street Journal.
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