Young people in today's world need to develop careful, critical thinking to support their decisions, large and small. This books sets them on the path. Deanna Kuhn (author of Education for Thinking, Harvard University Press) offers a text written directly to middle and secondary students. It engages them in a method of well- documented effectiveness, using peer dialog to develop verbal and written skills of argument and critical thinking. Simultaneously it engages them in evidence-based decision making regarding 44 topics about their personal futures, the futures of their communities, of their nation, and their world. Provided for each topic is a comprehensive body of factual knowledge, in simple Q&A format, all with further sources. A Teachers Edition, provides further resources including assessment of student skill gains.
Professor Deanna Kuhn, a faculty member at Columbia University Teachers College, is a cognitive and educational psychologist and a member of the National Academy of Education. Her primary concern is with how best to educate students for their adult roles in the workplace and in their personal lives as life-long learners and as citizens.
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LAP LAMBERT Academic Publishing
Community Future, Personal Future, Teacher
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Careers