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The Myth Of Ability Paperback – May 1 2003

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  • Publisher : House of Anansi Press; 1st edition (May 1 2003)
  • Language : English
  • Paperback : 224 pages
  • ISBN-10 : 0887846939
  • ISBN-13 : 978-0887846939
  • Item Weight : 590 g
  • Dimensions : 15.24 x 1.27 x 20.32 cm
  • Customer Reviews:
    4.7 out of 5 stars 6 ratings

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...education experts will mutter 'I wish I had thought of this approach.' The myth of ability has been laid to rest and I, for one, am very thankful for it. -- Ursula M. Franklin, University Professor Emerita, University of Toronto

Mighton reaffirms a neglected justice: the civil right of every student to competent instruction. -- Andrew Nikiforuk, Education critic and award-winning author of Saboteurs

This is one of the most exciting books about education I've read in a long time. -- Annie Kidder, People for Education

From the Inside Flap

A student in a remedial class who couldn't count by twos is now in an academic program a year ahead of her level. An entire Grade 3 class, including so-called slow learners, scores over 90% on a Grade 6-7 math test. A boy who nearly failed Grade 8 math is now completing a PhD in math on scholarship.

Anyone can learn math and anyone can teach it. John Mighton has used this premise to develop a revolutionary teaching method that isolates and describes concepts so clearly anyone can understand them. Instead of fearing failure, kids learn from their own successes, and gain the confidence and skills they need to love learning.

The Myth of Ability will transform the way you look at your child's education.

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