Item Details

Race to Nowhere [videorecording]

Reel Link Films presents ; a film by Vicki Abeles ; directed by Vicki Abeles & Jessica Congdon ; produced by Vicki Abeles ; written by Vicki Abeles, Maimone Attia, Jessica Congdon
Format
Video; Book; DVD; Computer Media
Summary
Race to Nowhere is an award-winning documentary that highlights the unintended consequences of our pressure-cooker culture and education system. An eye-opening call to action, the film challenges our deepest-held assumptions about how we can best prepare young people for the future. Print and PDF versions of the accompanying facilitation guide contain identical content.
Director
Vicki Abeles; Jessica Congdon
Release Date
2009
Run Time
86 min.
Language
In English with optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard-of-hearing (SDH); optional Spanish or Mandarin subtitles; closed-captioned in English
Rating
MPAA rating: PG-13
Notes
  • Originally produced as a documentary film in 2009.
  • All in container (31 x 25 x 4 cm.).
  • Special features: Introduction by Vicki Abeles; Stanford panel discussion; No time out: performance pressure in sports; How did we get here?; The failure of Tryumph: how a district lost a character-building program; Feeling the beat and beating the system : SAT prep; Dr. Deborah Stipek on testing, motivation and reform; Dr. Wendy Mogel: The key is moderation; Advanced pressure: the problem with advanced placement; Dr. David Elkind: the hurried generation; Kerry: a parent challenges accepted homework practices and policies.
Variant Title
Title on CD-ROM and Guide: End the race
Edition
Educational ed
ISBN
9780615443287 (guide), 0615443281 (guide)
Credits
Cinematography by Maimone Attia and Sophie Constantinou ; edited by Jessica Congdon ; music by Mark Adler.
Published
Lafayette, CA : Reel Link Films, [2011]
Description
1 videodisc (86 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 facilitation guide (246 p. : col. ill. ; 28 cm.) + 1 facilitation guide CD-ROM (4 3/4 in.)
DVD; NTSC, all regions; widescreen; Dolby Digital.
Technical Details
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