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 UCSC:32106016893502
Year 2000
Pages 230
Language en
Publisher
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A hard-hitting collection of essays and articles written by a New York City school teacher exposes a system designed to promote economic and business interests and advocates a greater emphasis on teaching critical thinking skills.

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.

The Big Book of Nature Activities

The Big Book of Nature Activities Author Jacob Rodenburg
ISBN-10 9781550925968
Year 2016-06-20
Pages 384
Language en
Publisher New Society Publishers
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The average child can identify over one thousand corporate logos, but only ten native plants or animals—a telling indictment of our modern disconnection from nature. Soaring levels of obesity, high rates of ADHD, feelings of stress and social awkwardness, and "Nature Deficit Disorder" are further unintended consequences of a childhood spent primarily indoors. The Big Book of Nature Activities is a comprehensive guide for parents and educators to help youth of all ages explore, appreciate and connect with the natural world. This rich, fully illustrated compendium features: Nature-based skills and activities such as species identification, photography, journaling, and the judicious use of digital technology Ideas, games, and activities grounded in what's happening in nature each season Core concepts that promote environmental literacy, such as climate change and the mechanisms and wonder of evolution, explained using a child-friendly, engaging approach Lists of key species and happenings to observe throughout the year across most of North America Perfect for families, educators, and youth leaders , The Big Book of Nature Activities is packed with crafts, stories, information and inspiration to make outdoor learning fun. Jacob Rodenburg is the Executive Director of the Camp Kawartha summer camp and outdoor education centre. As well as publishing numerous articles on children, nature and the environment, he has worked in the field of outdoor education for twenty-five years. Drew Monkman is an award-winning environmental advocate, naturalist, and retired teacher. In addition to his weekly nature column, Drew is the author of two season-based nature guides, including Nature's Year.

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.

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 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.

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.

Education and Empowerment in India

Education and Empowerment in India Author Avinash Kumar Singh
ISBN-10 9781317336853
Year 2015-12-22
Pages 430
Language en
Publisher Routledge
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This book explores the critical linkages between education and empowerment of women, marginalized groups and other disadvantaged sections of society. It: Provides an overview of educational policies and practices from India’s independence to the present day, and tracks relevant changes and amendments. Examines a range of issues connected with education such as the Right to Education Act; empowerment and community mobilization; higher education challenges and other emerging topics. Brings together both theoretical postulates and empirical findings.

The State of the American Mind Stupor and Pathetic Docility

The State of the American Mind  Stupor and Pathetic Docility Author Amechi Okolo, Ph.D.
ISBN-10 9781477179727
Year 2010-06-10
Pages 631
Language en
Publisher Xlibris Corporation
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This book, The State of the American Mind: Stupor and Pathetic Docility – Volume One begins to unravel some of the most obvious, perplexing, embarrassing and enduring problems and contradictions of American history and sociology, viz., – how could the American revolution that started with the most ringing and most inspiring Declarations of human equality in world history end up establishing the most vicious, exploitative society the world ever knew – Black chattel slavery and only ten percent “white” enfranchisement, etc. Further, how could men of such great wisdom and intellect like George Washington, James Madison, Thomas Jefferson, and others who were Enlightenment scholars and clearly knew that slavery was despicable and evil, because they had variously experienced white servitude and slavery themselves, collude to establish and institutionalize the horrible system of Negro chattel slavery in America; and also disenfranchised over 90 percent of people of their own race – actions that racism could not explain. The structural/institutional slavery system they established, and the resultant consequent racism hobbles America today as it did in the past, and forced Eric Holder, the Attorney General to declare that, “America is a nation of cowards, when it comes to race discussions.” Thus, this book starts with serious critical discussions of race in America and reveals what no textbook has ever done, viz., – that most early American “whites” and Blacks were slaves – an uncomfortable fact that would shock most Americans because it contradicts the orthodoxy or the “dominant narrative” that only Blacks were brought here in chains. Further, the book also shows the year Black slavery started – something almost, all textbooks got wrong. It also shows who, was the fi rst Black slave in America – something no textbook ever mentions. It also shows when and how racism started in America and many other very sensitive and embarrassing but necessary issues that America avoids but must be frankly discussed for America to move forward. This book therefore shatters the two dominant themes of America’s history and sociology that Blacks were brought into America in chains as slaves while whites came to America in search of freedom, as Obama famously told us in his race speech. Thus, the crowning lesson of this book, in addition to discussing some critical policy issues like education, health care, etc., is that it discovers the centripetal force of the American society that eluded contemporary Americans because American bosses have laboriously concealed the facts from the public – the scary but clearly healthy uniting fact that most Americans are united by their common ancestry, their universal history and experience of servitude, bond-indentures and slavery. Nothing is more universal, more common and more shared in American history and sociology than the fact that most of our ancestors, black and white, were servants, bond-indentures and slaves who were dominated and super-exploited by few overlords. Colonial America was the preferred dumping ground for British, outcasts, rejects, criminals, masterless class, vagabonds, bond-indentures, slaves, etc., until 1776 when Australia replaced America as the British dump for its rejects and surplus citizens. Thus, that America was a nation founded by British rejects and losers is inherently more rational than the prevailing orthodoxy or the Obama theory of America’s founders that they were great honorable men “who journeyed across the ocean” for freedom because of the obvious reason that good, powerful achieving citizens do not normally emigrate to new uncharted lands.

The State of the American Mind Stupor and Pathetic Docility Volume II

The State of the American Mind  Stupor and Pathetic Docility Volume II Author Amechi Okolo, Ph.D.
ISBN-10 9781477179734
Year 2010-06-11
Pages 676
Language en
Publisher Xlibris Corporation
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This book, The State of the American Mind: Stupor and Pathetic Docility – Volume One begins to unravel some of the most obvious, perplexing, embarrassing and enduring problems and contradictions of American history and sociology, viz., – how could the American revolution that started with the most ringing and most inspiring Declarations of human equality in world history end up establishing the most vicious, exploitative society the world ever knew – Black chattel slavery and only ten percent “white” enfranchisement, etc. Further, how could men of such great wisdom and intellect like George Washington, James Madison, Thomas Jefferson, and others who were Enlightenment scholars and clearly knew that slavery was despicable and evil, because they had variously experienced white servitude and slavery themselves, collude to establish and institutionalize the horrible system of Negro chattel slavery in America; and also disenfranchised over 90 percent of people of their own race – actions that racism could not explain. The structural/institutional slavery system they established, and the resultant consequent racism hobbles America today as it did in the past, and forced Eric Holder, the Attorney General to declare that, “America is a nation of cowards, when it comes to race discussions.” Thus, this book starts with serious critical discussions of race in America and reveals what no textbook has ever done, viz., – that most early American “whites” and Blacks were slaves – an uncomfortable fact that would shock most Americans because it contradicts the orthodoxy or the “dominant narrative” that only Blacks were brought here in chains. Further, the book also shows the year Black slavery started – something almost, all textbooks got wrong. It also shows who, was the fi rst Black slave in America – something no textbook ever mentions. It also shows when and how racism started in America and many other very sensitive and embarrassing but necessary issues that America avoids but must be frankly discussed for America to move forward. This book therefore shatters the two dominant themes of America’s history and sociology that Blacks were brought into America in chains as slaves while whites came to America in search of freedom, as Harvard educated President Obama famously told us in his race speech. Thus, the crowning lesson of this book, in addition to discussing some critical policy issues like education, health care, etc., is that it discovers the centripetal force of the American society that eluded contemporary Americans because American bosses have laboriously concealed the facts from the public – the scary but clearly healthy uniting fact that most Americans are united by their common ancestry, their universal history and experience of servitude, bond-indentures and slavery. Nothing is more universal, more common and more shared in American history and sociology than the fact that most of our ancestors, black and white, were servants, bond-indentures and slaves who were dominated and super-exploited by few overlords. Colonial America was the preferred dumping ground for British, outcasts, rejects, criminals, masterless class, vagabonds, bond-indentures, slaves, etc., until 1776 when Australia replaced America as the British dump for its rejects and surplus citizens. Thus, that America was a nation founded by British rejects and losers is inherently more rational than the prevailing orthodoxy or the Obama theory of America’s founders that they were great honorable men “who journeyed across the ocean” for freedom because of the obvious reason that good, powerful achieving citizens do not normally emigrate to new uncharted lands.