Buy Dumbing Us Down: The Hidden Curriculum of Compulsory Schooling 2nd by John Taylor Gatto, Thomas Moore (ISBN: ) from Amazon’s. John Gatto was a schoolteacher for 30 years. He resigned in the Op-Ed pages of The New York Times upon receiving the New York State Teacher of the Year. Dumbing Us Down. John Taylor Gatto. My father is a born teacher. He’s the kind of man who can spot a potential learner from a distance and go into action.
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I want to improve and better myself, but I can only do this through books that offer solutions and give ideas and strategies to do so. Excerpt from the Foreward by Thomas Moore.
To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number. This means that a content-based curriculum, with a set body of information to be imparted to students, is entirely inappropriate as a means of preparing children for their adult roles. There were times I felt Gatto leaned too heavily on his own biases, conscious of this he would come round with a good save on the following page, or in the next chapter.
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And there are as many different school environments are there are different schools in the country. Cosmetic reforms like putting up more money, teacher training, remedial classes can’t challenge the centralized, coercive ideology. I can now blame my still being single on the dumbing down, curiosity killing public education system! Amazon Advertising Find, attract, and engage customers.
This book does not do that. If not schooling, then what?
Wow, this read really had me questioning our educational system. Sep 17, Tanvika rated it really liked it Recommends it for: I am truly moved in ways that are uncomfortable. Jun 02, Havebooks Willread rated it it was amazing Shelves: What Is Classical Education?
Dumbing Us Down: The Hidden Curriculum of Compulsory Schooling by John Taylor Gatto
Schools have wide array of tools to create the perfect child. Books by John Taylor Gatto. Even extending to his houseas homework.
Gatto spent a few decades as a NYC public school teacher, so in theory he should have interesting ideas about what’s wrong with education and how to address the problems, but in practice, he doesn’t. While worth reading as an wake up call to all who think the only problem with our educational system is that it needs more money it should be taken with a grain of salt, or rather a slat block. Feb 16, Dennis D.
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He says that he wants a fair discussion about the While worth reading as an wake up call to all who think the only problem with our educational system is that it needs more money it should be taken with a grain of salt, or rather a slat block.
Sep 23, Heather rated it it was amazing Shelves: Bells are the secret logic of school time; donw logic is inexorable.
Such half-baked future adults would be ideal for the democracy and the corporations. Thanks for telling us about the problem. Sep 01, Mark rated it did not like it Shelves: There are good and bad things about every school.
Dumbing Us Down: The Hidden Curriculum of Compulsory Schooling
Feb 04, Emma Sea rated it really gattl it Shelves: It rings a bell and the young man in the middle of writing a poem must close his notebook and move to a different cell where he must memorize that humans and monkeys derive from a common ancestor.
Give complete control over to these industries. Gatto believes one reason kids are taught indifference in school, is that teachers hope to encourage enthusiasm for the subject and yet when the bell rings, they must stop whatever they’re working on and proceed quickly to the next work station.