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By Joyce Armstrong Carroll Ed.D H.L.D., Edward E. Wilson

ISBN-10: 1563080397

ISBN-13: 9781563080395

Provides an method of instructing writing which sees writing as an natural, instead of mechanical, procedure. The e-book supplies an summary of the writing procedure, and appears at pre-writing, developmental writing and the reading/writing connection. Theories are illustrated with genuine scholar writings.

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Schools were built to resemble factories. Students sat in rows simulating assembly lines and often performed mindless, boring, repetitive exercises that would prepare most of them for endless hours of what Robert B. Reich of Harvard's John F. Kennedy School of Government calls "cog jobs"jobs that require repeating relatively simple tasks. Whereas a few students were set on advanced tracks to prepare them for the top jobs, most spent their days in school listening to lectures, taking notes, making outlines, and memorizing for tests: learning to understand and follow instructions.

So massive are these changes that John Naisbitt and Patricia Aburdene maintain they are megatrends (12). Predictions in their book Megatrends 2000 hinge on the assumption that the twenty-first century not only will embrace complexity of technology but also will expand the idea of what it means to be human (16). " They talk of telecommunications and economics and contend that "We are moving toward the capability to communicate anything to anyone, anywhere, by any formvoice, data, text, or imageat the speed of light" (23).

Caine and Caine 14) Page 5 What these people also do not realize is that "the new system [of education] must prepare far more people to take responsibility for their continuing educations, and to collaborate with one another so that their combined skills and insights add up to something more than the sum of their individual contributions" (Reich 17). These people also do not realize that "if we embrace a will to excellence, we can deeply restructure education in ways that will enable teachers to release the full potential of all our children" (Hilliard 1991, 31).

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