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Effy Oz - Professor of Management Science & Information Systems, Penn State Great Valley School of Graduate Professional Studies

Book Title: Lies My Teacher Told Me

Author: James Loewen

Book Description:

This book is a great example of what pedagogy should not be. It tells us how the history of our great nation is distorted in high school textbooks. Anyone who wondered how we became the "ugly Americans" in the eyes of so many non-Americans will find part of the reason in this book. A subject that students usually like in other countries is perceived as boring and irrelevant by generations of young Americans because of the lies they are told by history textbooks that are selected by education boards. The book provides interesting historical facts that will surprise many readers. If we know our history well, we will know how not to repeat mistakes.

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