Being Fair with Kids: The Effects of Poor Leadership in Rule Making (Hardback)
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Being Fair with Kids: The Effects of Poor Leadership in Rule Making (Hardback)

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Hardback 162 Pages / Published: 05/07/2013
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Many students are penalized from maximizing their academic potential simply by being born at the wrong time of the year. Not only is there a significant decline in achievement for students born in the second half of the year but they also experience higher rates of failure which negatively impacts self-esteem and reduces future success.Meanwhile, more capable students experience unfairness because of the school's extraordinary effort at helping their failing students. With so much focus on the weak, many strong students are held back from achieving their potential. Parents agonize over when to begin their child's formal education but lack data for making informed decisions. Educators understand the issue intuitively but decision makers lack data for justifying reform. These informational needs are now available in Being Fair with Kids.

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 9781610489386
Number of pages: 162
Weight: 426 g
Dimensions: 234 x 166 x 19 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
Agree or disagree, this book is timely insofar as it adds another element to the transformational discussion currently underway in education. Today, much effort is focused on addressing the problems of those students who are not being successful in our system. This book raises the enticing possibility that these problems are preventable by different decisions/actions at the very start of their educational journeys. -- Brian Celli, Superintendent, Wild Rose School District, Alberta, Canada
This book is a provocative work that presents important information for thoughtful consideration by parents and educators. Many parents agonize over when to begin their child's formal education and Dr. Dueck presents compelling data to inform this decision. For parents, the arguments presented reinforce emerging trends of personalized learning and differentiating instruction for students. Dueck does not pull any punches in this hard-hitting work. -- Dr. John Burger, Director of Schools, Rocky View School District, Alberta, Canada
Finally, a detailed revelation of the most important change we can make to our education system, which can ensure huge increased student success for LESS cost! The dual-entry system supported by studies and facts can overcome the detrimental effects of a single date school entry system. This well researched book provides ample evidence for parents, educational decision-makers and all stakeholders to demand a change to improve educational outcomes and futures of our children. -- Maria David-Evans, BSc., MBA, MA, RSW, former deputy minister of learning, Alberta; MBA instructor, University of Alberta, School of Business
Jim Dueck takes parental intuition and gives it scientific validation in this book that challenges the established status quo of the education system. If we as political leaders really believe that every child really deserves a fair and equal chance in education, then action on the ideas raised in this book is a starting point that can't be ignored. Jim's passion for using facts to debunk the myths in education has come through in this well-written and researched treatise. -- Dr. Lyle Oberg, Former Minister of Learning, Government of Alberta, Canada
This bold and provocative book challenges conventional thinking in education with a reasoned and realistic call for change. Dr Dueck's real-world approach to problems, which commingles wisdom born of experience with inspirational idealism derived from a love for children, makes this book essential reading for teachers, administrators, parents, and governing bodies. Impressive, data-rich research grounds the call to action and the implications flowing from it are at once fascinating and disturbing, thought-provoking and motivational. This book should be a game changer for educators in North America and beyond. -- George Durance, PhD, president, Teach Beyond Inc.; president emeritus, Ambrose University College

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