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Endangered Minds: Why Children Don't Think And What We Can Do About It

 
Title:      Endangered Minds: Why Children Don't Think And What We Can Do About It
Categories:      General Education
BookID:      507
Authors:      Jane Healy
ISBN-10(13):      978-0684856209
Publisher:      Simon & Schuster
Publication date:      1999
Number of pages:      384
Language:      English
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Description:     

Is today's fast-paced media culture creating a toxic environment for our children's brains?

In this landmark, bestselling assessment tracing the roots of America's escalating crisis in education, Jane M. Healy, Ph.D., examines how television, media, video games, and other components of popular culture compromise our children's ability to concentrate and to absorb and analyze information. Drawing on neuropsychological research and an analysis of current educational practices, Healy presents in clear, understandable language:

-- How growing brains are physically shaped by experience

-- Why television programs -- even supposedly educational shows like Sesame Street -- develop "habits of mind" that place children at a disadvantage in school

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