- Paperback: 133 pages
- Publisher: Teachers College Press (May 1, 1998)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 080773750X
- ISBN-13: 978-0807737507
- Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.5 x 9.2 inches
- Shipping Weight: 7.2 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 28 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #435,796 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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The Book of Learning and Forgetting
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About the Author
Frank Smith was a reporter, editor, and novelist before beginning his formal research into language, thinking, and learning. He has been a professor at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, the University of Toronto, the University of Victoria, British Columbia, and the University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa. He holds a Ph.D. from Harvard University.
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The information Smith gives is vitally important, and he makes several very quotable statements concerning learning and memory which I have used (citing him) in papers. The book is almost too short, and not as readable as I would have liked it. Nevertheless this is an absolute must read for educators, and for would-be teachers prior to entering their teaching jobs. It is also important for those going into educational research and educational testing to be aware of. We can and should expect children to learn, but we definitely are not approaching it the right way. This book can provide plenty of topics for discussions in education departments across the country. Testing should not be the ends, but rather the ability to learn over a lifetime and the ability to continue this process from indirect sources once out of the school system. Karen Sadler, Science Education, University of Pittsburgh
Explains how to help a poor reader become a good reader.
Frank Smith Phd, knows a lot about reading and how kids develop their self-image as students.
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I like Frank Smith's work. He is not afraid to shake, rattle or bang on the cage bars of bureaucracy or academia.Read more