The Truth About Self-Esteem (*)

PHI DELTA KAPPAN December 1994 The Truth About Self-Esteem By Alfie Kohn The very act of "debating" a controversial issue tends to reduce the number of possible positions to two. This facilitates an adversarial encounter, which is embedded in the traditional notion of a debate. Consider the question of whether schools should try to help students feel better about themselves. ... Read More