- Paperback: 336 pages
- Publisher: Jossey-Bass; 1 edition (August 25, 2004)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0787972789
- ISBN-13: 978-0787972783
- Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.9 x 9 inches
- Shipping Weight: 15.2 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 13 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #173,296 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Intellectual Character: What It Is, Why It Matters, and How to Get It 1st Edition
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However, Ritchhart's emphasis on process and content of thinking ignores one thing--the outcome. How is one to know when intellectual character has been achieved? And, assuming one has intellectual character, does it lead to better scores (gasp!)? Sorry, friends, outcome does matter. For this, a 1.
So, overall, a 3. Great in some places, absent in others. This leaves the book firmly grounded in liberal/process/metacognitive theories of education. These theories are interesting to read but (1) difficult to implement (and, by the way, require intellectually oriented teachers), and (2) are absent demonstrated outcome.
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