Cockeyed Education: A Case Method Primer by Gerard GiordanoCockeyed Education: A Case Method Primer by Gerard Giordano

Cockeyed Education: A Case Method Primer

byGerard Giordano

Paperback | January 16, 2010

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Should educators pay students? Should they make them wear sunglasses, regulate their clothing, allow them to bring animals into classrooms, discourage them from playing videogames, or transform their schools into gymnasiums? These are some of the suggestions that Cockeyed Education examines. This book enables readers to differentiate substantive from cockeyed suggestionsfor improving schools.. It directs them to the suggestions that scholastic experts, politicians, and members of the public have made. Additionally, it introduces them to the case method. It helps them apply this analytical technique to events that range from early Chicago schooling to the 2009 economic stimulus package.
Gerard Giordano is professor of education at the University of North Florida. He has written ten books about education. His most recent book, which was published by Rowman and Littlefield, focused on the case method.
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Title:Cockeyed Education: A Case Method PrimerFormat:PaperbackDimensions:174 pages, 9.17 × 6.11 × 0.53 inPublished:January 16, 2010Publisher:R&L EducationLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1607094355

ISBN - 13:9781607094357

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Cockeyed Education by Gerry Giordano will be to the case study method in education what Steven Levitt and Stephen Dubner's Freakonomics was to the field of economics. From the pithy title to the contents of the ten chapters, Giordano's engaging style coupled with the lively, even playful, analysis of topics ranging from journalism to video gaming, from paying kids for grades to school uniforms invites the casual bookstore browser to the serious scholar of education to open the cover and take a peek into the fascinating world that the case study method applied to these educational issues lays bare. This book is destined to become a popular resource for teacher, school leader, and educational researcher graduate education programs as well as a book that the general public will find both entertaining and informative. Giordano has authored a book that is likely to rival an educational classic, The Saber-Tooth Curriculum, as this new book is also destined to become!