Education In A Narcissistic Nation: Build Foundations For Students, Not Pedestals by Karen BrackmanEducation In A Narcissistic Nation: Build Foundations For Students, Not Pedestals by Karen Brackman

Education In A Narcissistic Nation: Build Foundations For Students, Not Pedestals

byKaren Brackman, Chad Mason

Paperback | March 12, 2014

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In their first edition, authors Chad Mason and Karen Brackman examined and explained the difficulties associated with attempting to successfully educate today's, often, over-indulged and narcissistic student population. The proliferation of narcissistic tendencies had consequences reaching every aspect of the educational environment from student achievement to the spate of school shootings across the United States. Included in the original edition were signs to observe of narcissistic traits and steps educators could take to alleviate the negative repercussions of students exhibiting those tendencies.The second edition not only reviews many of those same aspects from the first edition but seeks to add additional information based on further research, additional observations of contemporary incidents across the United States, and updated strategies educators can utilize when faced with over-indulged and narcissistic students who affect their already busy and difficult educational tasks. New material includes a greater in-depth examination into the history and growth of narcissism in the United States, the state and federal government's roles in fueling the narcissistic fire, and additional material regarding social media's role and how to effectively navigate that medium when educating students.This is a must-read book for all educators who work with today's 'me-driven' society and parent population. In an easy-to-read format, Mason and Brackman zero in on the problem, describe the consequences for failing to act, and provide practical solutions for those individuals in the educational trenches.
Chad Mason has been in education for nearly nineteen years, with twelve of those years in administration. He has served as a high school business teacher, varsity basketball coach, high school assistant principal, high school principal, middle school assistant principal and middle school principal, as well as an elementary principal. ...
Title:Education In A Narcissistic Nation: Build Foundations For Students, Not PedestalsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:128 pages, 9.07 × 6.07 × 0.39 inPublished:March 12, 2014Publisher:R&L EducationLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

ForewordPrefaceAcknowledgmentsIntroductionChapter One A Narcissistic SocietyChapter Two Narcissism DefinedChapter Three Societal ImplicationsChapter Four Stages of Child DevelopmentChapter Five Narcissistic Parents in the School Setting Chapter Six Narcissistic Students in the School Setting Chapter Seven Education's Role in the Growth of NarcissismChapter Eight Strategies for Examining and Reducing Narcissism in SchoolsChapter Nine Understanding and Addressing the Narcissistic Point-of-ViewChapter Ten An Examination of Case StudiesConclusion and Recommended ReadingsAbout the AuthorsReferences

Editorial Reviews

Chad Mason and Karen Brackman have put a face and a name to a growing problem facing school systems and today's educators: all too many American children have come to expect adults to cater to their individual desires. One contributing factor for this narcissistic mindset is the breakdown of traditional family values. Overindulging, micromanaging parents not only prohibit their sons and daughters from reaching their full potential, they place an undue stress on those professionals entrusted with facilitating their children's educations. The 'protectionist' mindset, with the child serving as the center of the family unit, has fostered thousands of me-first, self-centered children with many negative consequences for society and the American family.This book will serve as a helpful resource for those currently in the educational ranks, as well as those engaged in teacher/administrator training. Its case studies illuminate the difficulties inherent to working with narcissistic children, but more importantly, this book stresses the importance of taking on the challenge.