Edited by Steven P. Jones, Eric C. Sheffield, Cathy Pearman
Section I: The Political Landscape
Why Kids Hate School? Why Do We Care?
Hey, All You Data Crunchers: What Schools Need is a Happiness Index
Why Do Kids Hate School? A Question of Context
Section II: Hearing the Voices of Students
The Republic of Middle School: “At-Risk” Student Voices on Virtue, Justice, and Happiness, and the Unhappiness Endemic to Education
Why Kids Hate School: What the Kids Say!
Emmett E. Sawyer and Judith Gregg
Dropouts or Pushouts? The Unintended Consequences of School Practices
Karen S. Scott
Section III: Arguments for Student-Centered Teaching
Standardization or the Courage to Be: Educational Counterpoints
Dismissed Potential: Why Kids “Hate” School
Karla J. Smart-Morstad and Sara B. Triggs
Learner-Centered Instructional Relationships: Encouraging Students to Learn, Grow, and Like School
Adam P. Harbaugh and Jeffrey H. D. Cornelius-White
Section IV: Philosophical Considerations
John Dewey’s Theory of Experience: Some Ideas as to Why Kids (Might) Hate School
Eric C. Sheffield
Inspiration from the Ancients: Quintilian on the Art of Teaching
I Just Don’t See the Point! The Role of Educational Ideals in Student Attitudes Toward School
Section V: Subject-Matter Considerations
What’s Wrong with American Education, and Can it be Fixed?
Thomas E. Deering
Why Kids Hate Special Education: The Unfulfilled Promises of IDEA
Whatever Happened to Reading for Fun?
Debbie Landry, Bonnie Giese, and Roxanne Fillmore
Why Do Students Hate to Read? Researching the Reading Attitudes and Coping Strategies of University Students
Susan Anne Carlson
How We Help Hapless Students Hate School
Roy F. Fox
Science Phobia: Could No Help with Spatial Skills be a Factor?
Jill (Alice A.) Black
Section VI: Final Thoughts and Future Directions
Twelve Questions We Must Ask about Why Kids Hate School
Steven P. Jones