Weapons of Mass Instruction

Weapons of Mass Instruction Author John Taylor Gatto
ISBN-10 9781550924244
Year 2010-04-01
Pages 192
Language en
Publisher New Society Publishers
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The transformation of schooling from a twelve-year jail sentence to freedom to learn.

Weapons of Mass Instruction

Weapons of Mass Instruction Author John Taylor Gatto
ISBN-10 9780865716315
Year 2013-10-18
Pages 215
Language en
Publisher New Society Publishers
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Argues that compulsory education is a detriment to developing critical thinking skills and trains students to become subservient to the government.

Weapons of Mass Instruction

Weapons of Mass Instruction Author John Taylor Gatto
ISBN-10 0865716692
Year 2010
Pages 215
Language en
Publisher New Society Pub
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Argues that compulsory education is a detriment to developing critical thinking skills and trains students to become subservient to the government.

Dumbing Us Down

Dumbing Us Down Author John Taylor Gatto
ISBN-10 9781771422444
Year 2017-05-15
Pages 144
Language en
Publisher New Society Publishers
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John Taylor Gatto’s radical treatise on public education, a New Society Publishers bestseller for 25 years, continues to advocate for the unshackling of children and learning from formal schooling. Now, in an ever-more-rapidly changing world with an explosion of alternative routes to learning, it’s poised to continue to shake the world of institutional education for many more years.

A Different Kind of Teacher

A Different Kind of Teacher Author John Taylor Gatto
ISBN-10 1893163407
Year 2002-04-01
Pages 230
Language en
Publisher
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"In A Different Kind of Teacher, John Gatto opens readers' eyes to what the American system of education really is, what it ought to be, and what steps can be taken to reach that goal."--BOOK JACKET.

The Underground History of American Education

The Underground History of American Education Author John Taylor Gatto
ISBN-10 0945700040
Year 2001-01
Pages 412
Language en
Publisher Odysseus Group
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The underground history of the American education will take you on a journey into the background, philosophy, psychology, politics, and purposes of compulsion schooling.

Creating the Opportunity to Learn

Creating the Opportunity to Learn Author A. Wade Boykin
ISBN-10 9781416613060
Year 2011
Pages 231
Language en
Publisher ASCD
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"Unless we believe that those who have more are inherently superior to those who have less, we should be troubled by the fact that patterns of achievement are often fairly predictable, particularly with respect to students' race and class." In Creating the Opportunity to Learn, Wade Boykin and Pedro Noguera help navigate the turbid waters of evidence-based methodologies and chart a course toward closing (and eliminating) the academic achievement gap. Turning a critical eye to current and recent research, the authors present a comprehensive view of the achievement gap and advocate for strategies that contribute to the success of all children. Boykin and Noguera maintain that it is possible to close the achievement gap by abandoning failed strategies, learning from successful schools, and simply doing more of what the research shows is most effective. Success is founded on equity, but equity involves more than simply ensuring students have equal access to education; equity also entails a focus on outcomes and results. If we want to bring about significant improvements in those outcomes, we have to do more to address the context in which learning takes place. In short, we must create schools where a child's race or class is no longer a predictor for how well he or she might perform.

The Underachieving School

The Underachieving School Author John Holt
ISBN-10 9781591810384
Year 2005-01-01
Pages 147
Language en
Publisher Sentient Publications
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This is a collection of essays and articles written and compiled by John Holt, each brimming with inspiration and ideas on how to teach children. Taking into account how children actually learn, this book shows us the difference between learning and schooling through his original thinking; clear, thoughtful writing; and first-hand accounts of what does and doesnt work in education.

The Adventures of Snider

The Adventures of Snider Author John Taylor Gatto
ISBN-10 0989280039
Year 2016-12-10
Pages
Language en
Publisher
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A children's epic rhyme about a sophisticated and cultured spider named Snider, who dreams of becoming a CIA spy and his subsequent adventures working for the CIA.

Homeschooling for Excellence

Homeschooling for Excellence Author David Colfax
ISBN-10 9780446561402
Year 2009-05-30
Pages 176
Language en
Publisher Hachette UK
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THE COLFAXES DIDN'T START TEACHING THEIR BOYS AT HOME TO GET THEM INTO HARVARD - BUT THAT'S WHAT HOMESCHOOLING ACCOMPLISHED! For over fifteen years, David and Micki Colfax educated their children at home. They don't think of themselves as pioneers, though that's what they became. Unhappy with the public schools, the Colfaxes wanted the best education possible for their four sons: a program for learning that met the evolving needs of each child and gave them complete control of how and what their children learned. The results? A prescription for excellence-Harvard educations for their sons Grant, Drew, and Reed. (Their fourth son is still too young for college.) Now the Colfaxes tell how all parents can become involved in homeschooling. In a straight-talking book that reads like a frank conversation among friends, they tell what they did and how they did it: their educational approaches, the lessons they learned, and what materials-books, equipment, educational aids-proved most useful over the years. Best of all, they show you how you can take charge of your children's education-in an invaluable sourcebook that will help you find a rewarding and successful alternative to our failing schools.

The Art of Self Directed Learning

The Art of Self Directed Learning Author Blake Boles
ISBN-10 9780986011955
Year 2014-08-31
Pages 211
Language en
Publisher Tells Peak Press
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The Art of Self-Directed Learning is a collection of 23 stories and insights that will help you become a more motivated and self-guided learner. Drawing on a decade of research, adventures, and interviews conducted by Blake Boles (author of College Without High School and Better Than College), this book will inspire you to craft your own unconventional education, no matter whether you're a young adult, recent graduate, parent, or simply someone who never wants to stop learning. Each chapter is brief, story-oriented, and accompanied by an original line drawing, making The Art of Self-Directed Learning a great choice for readers and "non-readers" alike.

The Core Teaching Your Child the Foundations of Classical Education

The Core  Teaching Your Child the Foundations of Classical Education Author Leigh A. Bortins
ISBN-10 0230107680
Year 2010-06-08
Pages 256
Language en
Publisher St. Martin's Press
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In the past, correct spelling, the multiplication tables, the names of the state capitals and the American presidents were basics that all children were taught in school. Today, many children graduate without this essential knowledge. Most curricula today follow a haphazard sampling of topics with a focus on political correctness instead of teaching students how to study. Leigh Bortins, a leading figure in the homeschooling community, is having none of it. She believes that there are core areas of knowledge that are essential to master. Without knowing the multiplication tables, children can't advance to algebra. Without mastery of grammar, students will have difficulty expressing themselves. Without these essential building blocks of knowledge, students may remember information but they will never possess a broad and deep understanding of how the world works. In The Core, Bortins gives parents the tools and methodology to implement a rigorous, thorough, and broad curriculum based on the classical model, including: - Rote memorization to cement knowledge - Systematic learning of geography, historical facts, and timelines - Reading the great books and seminal historical documents instead of adaptations and abridged editions - Rigorous training in math and the natural sciences