Dumbing Us Down

The Hidden Curriculum of Compulsory Schooling

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Author: John Taylor Gatto

Publisher: Indiana University Press

ISBN: 9780865715196

Category: Education

Page: 106

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This radical treatise on public education has been a best-seller for 10 years! Thirty years of award-winning teaching in New York City's public schools led John Gatto to the sad conclusion that compulsory governmental schooling does little but teach young people to follow orders as cogs in the industrial machine. In celebration of the ten-year anniversary of 'Dumbing Us Down' and to keep this classic current, the publisher has renewed the cover art, added new material about John and the impact of the book, and a new Foreword.

Dumbing Us Down

The Hidden Curriculum of Compulsory Schooling

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Author: John Taylor Gatto

Publisher: New Society Publishers

ISBN: 1771422440

Category: Education

Page: 144

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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.

Verdummt noch mal ! - Dumbing Us Down

Der unsichtbare Lehrplan oder Was Kinder in der Schule wirklich lernen

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Author: John Taylor Gatto

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783934719354

Category: Schulpflicht - Abschaffung - Privatunterricht

Page: 125

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System vs. Culture: North American Education and Society in the Balance

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Author: Frank Pace

Publisher: FriesenPress

ISBN: 1460242289

Category: Education

Page: 248

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For 160 years, North American children have been subject to compulsory schooling. Formal education has evolved some over that time, but the end result of said evolution is an educational system which is dysfunctional, inefficient, and ultimately incapable of delivering on its professed mandates. Frank Pace is an educator with years of diverse experience. In System vs. Culture: North American Education and Society in the Balance, he looks at the current state of compulsory North American education and sees a system in crisis. He examines the history of modern education and dissects the root causes of its profound dysfunction. System vs. Culture: North American Education and Society in the Balance offers some insight into how an alternative model of education might operate and how it would better serve the needs of a changing society and better achieve its purported goals. Frank Pace has many important things to say about the state of North American education. His arguments are persuasive and lucid and backed up by solid scholarship. While the topic is complicated he does a good job breaking it down in a way that is readable and compelling for both education professionals and anyone interested in education and learning.

The Teacher in American Society

A Critical Anthology

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Author: Eugene F. Provenzo, Jr.

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1412965934

Category: Education

Page: 259

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The Teacher in American Society: A Critical Anthology examines the nature of the teaching profession in the United States and the purpose behind the work of primary and secondary teachers. It does so through reading from a wide range of historical, sociological, and literary sources. The anthology references films and other sources in popular culture, such as cartoons, as a means of understanding not only the work and experience of teachers, but the perception of them in American society.

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Die Kunst der bewussten Kommunikation

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Author: Thich Nhat Hanh

Publisher: O.W. Barth eBook

ISBN: 3426425939

Category: Self-Help

Page: 144

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Thich Nhat Hanh präsentiert die wichtigsten Fähigkeiten bei der Kommunikation. Dabei kommt es auf das richtige Zuhören und Sprechen an sowie darauf, mit Mitgefühl und Achtsamkeit seinem Gegenüber zu begegnen. Ein Buch, das hilft, Missverständnisse zu vermeiden, Konflikte friedvoll zu lösen und mit einer effektiven Kommunikation sein eigenes Wohlbefinden und das der anderen zu steigern.

Weapons of Mass Instruction

A Schoolteacher's Journey Through the Dark World of Compulsory Schooling

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Author: John Taylor Gatto

Publisher: New Society Publishers

ISBN: 1550924249

Category: Education

Page: 192

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The transformation of schooling from a twelve-year jail sentence to freedom to learn.

Wer bin ich, wenn ich online bin...

und was macht mein Gehirn solange? - Wie das Internet unser Denken verändert

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Author: Nicholas Carr

Publisher: Karl Blessing Verlag

ISBN: 3641080681

Category: Social Science

Page: 384

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Wie beeinflusst sie Körper und Geist? Heute schon gegoogelt? Im Durchschnitt sind die Deutschen etwa zweieinhalb Stunden täglich online. Neuesten Studien zufolge, so zeigt Bestsellerautor und IT-Experte Nicholas Carr, bewirkt bereits eine Onlinestunde am Tag erstaunliche neurologische Prägungen in unserem Gehirn. Wer das Internet nach Informationen, sozialen Kontakten oder Unterhaltung durchforstet, verwendet, anders als beim Buch- oder Zeitunglesen, einen Großteil seiner geistigen Energie auf die Beherrschung des Mediums selbst. Und macht sich um die Inhalte, buchstäblich, keinen Kopf. Die Folge: Im Internetzeitalter lesen wir oberflächlicher, lernen wir schlechter, erinnern wir uns schwächer denn je. Von den Anpassungsleistungen unseres Gehirns profitieren nicht wir, sondern die Konzerne, die mit Klickzahlen Kasse machen. In seinem neuen Buch verbindet Carr, zwanzig Jahre nach Entstehung des World Wide Web, seine medienkritische Bilanz mit einer erhellenden Zeitreise durch Philosophie-, Technologie- und Wissenschaftsgeschichte – von Sokrates’ Skepsis gegenüber der Schrift, dem Menschen als Uhrwerk und Nietzsches Schreibmaschine bis zum User als Gegenstand aktueller Debatten und Studien. Und er vermittelt – jenseits von vagem Kulturpessimismus – anhand greifbarer Untersuchungen und Experimente, wie das Internet unser Denken verändert.

#AskGaryVee

Ein Entrepreneur über Social Media, Selbstbewusstsein, Gewinnen. ...

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Author: Gary Vaynerchuk

Publisher: FinanzBuch Verlag

ISBN: 3960920474

Category: Self-Help

Page: 400

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Fast 50 Millionen aufgerufene Videos auf Youtube, 1,5 Millionen Follower bei Twitter, 2,2 Millionen bei Facebook, New York Times- und Wall Street Journal-Bestsellerautor – Gary Vaynerchuk ist einer der erfolgreichsten Social-Media-Gurus überhaupt. Seine Karriere liest sich wie ein modernes Märchen: Als Kind weißrussischer Einwanderer machte er aus dem Weingeschäft seines Vaters ein Millionen-Imperium – dank E-Commerce. Zusätzlich startete er seinen eigenen Video-Blog auf Youtube, den sich mittlerweile Millionen Gründer und Entrepreneure angesehen haben. In "#AskGaryVee" sind die nützlichsten und interessantesten Fragen des Video-Blogs mit Garys Antworten zusammengestellt und erweitert. Von erfolgreichen Twitter-Strategien für kleine Unternehmen über die Kunst, Promis für die eigene Marke zu gewinnen, bis hin zum wirksamen Launch neuer Produkte. Egal ob man sein eigenes Start-up gründet, in der Digitalbranche arbeitet oder in einer ganz klassischen Firma anheuert, "#AskGaryVee" ist das essenzielle Handbuch, um Großes zu leisten.

Die Welt im Sturm erobert

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Author: Tania Aebi,Bernadette Brennan

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783768815277

Category:

Page: 349

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Tania Aebi, erste und jüngste amerikanische Weltumseglerin, erzählt erfrischend und geradezu hinreißend die Geschichte ihrer erstaunlichen und in jeder Hinsicht bewegenden 27 000-Meilen-Reise. Sie ist ein flippiger New Yorker Teenager, der mit seiner Clique die Nächte in den Discos herumhängt, als ihr Vater sie vor die Wahl stellt: ab aufs College oder Weltumseglung ? allein. Die 18-Jährige nimmt die Herausforderung an. Aus purer Abenteuerlust, aber auch, um dem Vater zu beweisen, dass sie sehr wohl Stehvermögen hat. Ihre Slup VARUNA ist knapp acht Meter lang. Vom Segeln weiß sie nicht viel mehr als das, was sie sich an Bord der väterlichen Yacht auf einer Atlantik-Überquerung abgeguckt hat. Doch was aus Abenteuerlust begann, wird zu einer Reise der Selbsterfahrung: Stürme, eine Kollision, eine Beinahe-Kenterung, Verletzungen ? sie will durchhalten, um jeden Preis, und sie schafft es. Obwohl sie mehrfach in Versuchung gerät, endgültig aufzugeben. Und sie verliebt sich zweimal. Oliver, ein junger Schweizer, ebenfalls einhand unterwegs, ist es schließlich, der Tania, als sie nach New York zurückkehrt, dort bereits erwartet. Sie hat nicht nur ihn, sondern im doppelten Sinne ?die Welt im Sturm erobert?.

Dumbing Down Democracy

We Must Look Deeper

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Author: Dr. Bob O'Connor

Publisher: Total Health Publications

ISBN: 8293232951

Category:

Page: 400

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It seems that in America and the UK, Juvenal’s observation that the political power of ancient Roman emperors was based on giving the people, "bread and circuses." This seems to be prevalent today with food stamps and football keeping the people content. It seems that our two countries are stumbling down the rocky path to degradation. With politicians bypassing our intellects by manipulating our sub-conscious minds and confusing our intellects with the lies common in this “post truth” era—do we care if our legislators are dumbing us down and inflicting near mortal blows to our lives?Are we willing to determine what type of government we want--and work for it? If so, this book may be of value to you. This book was originally meant to show the methods that have been used in modern elections to bypass our intellects and appeal to our unconscious minds. These were particularly evident in the elections of Bush and Trump and in the Brexit referendum in the United Kingdom. As the writing progressed, it was deemed necessary to present some basic logic and psychology to show how the election manipulators had delved into our unconscious minds and had ventured from logical and verifiable arguments in order to accomplish their goals with post truth fallacies. Once these issues were presented it was decided to venture with the reader into what kind of government we might like to have--and why. One of the questions asked is whether we want low taxes or happiness. The happiest countries are shown to have very high taxes, while the United States is ranked 18th on the international happiness scale. Another question is whether liberty or equality should be the major measure of justice for the society. Political philosophers realize that these two ideals are often mutually incompatible. The latter part of the book looks at education, and what may be improved. If we are to have an educated democratic republic, we must have educated citizens, legislators, and executives. The ending chapter deals with what we might consider as constitutional amendments to bring the Constitution up to date and to reverse the 5 to 4 decisions of some of the Supreme Courts that have redirected the founding document into directives that are directly counter the reasons for the Constitution – – to provide for the general welfare.

Der unausweichliche Tag

Roman

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Author: Rose Tremain

Publisher: Suhrkamp Verlag

ISBN: 3518741101

Category: Fiction

Page: 334

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Anthony Verey, Mitte 60, früher der bekannteste Antiquitätenhändler Londons, spürt, dass es vorbei ist, sein glamouröses Leben. In Frankreich, wo seine Schwester Veronica mit ihrer Geliebten Kitty lebt, möchte er ein Haus kaufen, »bevor es zu spät ist«. Als sich Anthony für das einsame, heruntergekommene Anwesen der Geschwister Lunel interessiert, kommt all das, was in diesem Haus geschah, ans Licht – mit schrecklichen Folgen. Der Roman der Bestsellerautorin Rose Tremain ist eine mitreißende Geschichte über Geschwisterliebe, Rache – und die Frage, wie man seinem Leben noch einen Sinn geben kann, wenn man weiß, dass einem nicht mehr viel Zeit bleibt.

TV FAQ

Uncommon Answers to Common Questions About TV

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Author: John Ellis

Publisher: I.B.Tauris

ISBN: 0857717596

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 192

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TV FAQ' will make you a fully informed and knowledgable, entertained and argumentative TV expert. _x000D_ _x000D_ 'TV FAQ' does what it says on the cover: it answers just about everything you've always wanted to know about Television, in witty and highly informative form and is written by a leading TV writer, thinker, educator and long-term producer._x000D_ _x000D_ 'TV FAQ' takes commonly asked questions about TV - factual, technical, ethical, content-based, controversial, plain cheeky and answers them crisply and comprehensively. Each entry contains examples, ranging from a detailed deconstruction of an episode of 'NYPD Blue', to the way that audience statistics are produced, and how television gains (and sometimes forfeits) our trust. _x000D_ _x000D_ Answers can be read down, across - with links between entries - or dipped into as required.

Holistic Pedagogy

The Self and Quality Willed Learning

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Author: Carlo Ricci,Conrad P. Pritscher

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 331914944X

Category: Education

Page: 226

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This book illuminates what must always be at the heart of powerful schooling and authentic learning. Its focus is on free learning, with an emphasis on early East Asian thought as a vehicle through which learning may emerge. The volume describes learning as helping the learner become more conscious, more aware. As such the authors explain how quality learning encompasses all learning that is chosen by the learner. It is non-judgmental and their idea is that if learning is done by choice then direct harm will be mitigated because quality, willed learning is not just about the individual, but includes others — it is community focused as well as self-determined. In the first part of the volume the authors look specifically at how quality willed learning can inform the state and how it can protect the rights of children. The second part looks at what quality willed learning can mean to leaders. In the last part the authors look at what it can mean for teachers and finally what it can mean for the learners themselves.

The Best Business Writing 2013

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Author: Dean Starkman,Martha M. Hamilton,Ryan Chittum,Felix Salmon

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 0231535171

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 464

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An anthology Malcolm Gladwell has called "riveting and indispensable," The Best Business Writing is a far-ranging survey of business's dynamic relationship with politics, culture, and life. This year's selections include John Markoff (New York Times) on innovations in robot technology and the decline of the factory worker; Evgeny Morozov (New Republic) on the questionable value of the popular TED conference series and the idea industry behind it; Paul Kiel (ProPublica) on the ripple effects of the ongoing foreclosure crisis; and the infamous op-ed by Greg Smith, published in the New York Times, announcing his break with Goldman Sachs over its trading practices and corrupt corporate ethos. Jessica Pressler (New York) delves into the personal and professional rivalry between Tory and Christopher Burch, former spouses now competing to dominate the fashion world. Peter Whoriskey (Washington Post) exposes the human cost of promoting pharmaceuticals off-label. Charles Duhigg and David Barboza (New York Times) investigate Apple's unethical labor practices in China. Max Abelson (Bloomberg) reports on Wall Street's amusing reaction to the diminishing annual bonus. Mina Kimes (Fortune) recounts the grisly story of a company's illegal testing—and misuse—of a medical device for profit, and Jeff Tietz (Rolling Stone) composes one of the most poignant and comprehensive portraits of the financial crisis's dissolution of the American middle class.

The Public Order and the Sacred Order

Contemporary Issues, Catholic Social Thought, and the Western and American Traditions

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Author: Stephen M. Krason

Publisher: Scarecrow Press

ISBN: 0810863979

Category: Religion

Page: 1144

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The Public Order and the Sacred Order evaluates a range of contemporary social and political questions in light of Catholic social teaching, philosophy, great political thinkers, and America's founding tradition. It treats a wide range of topics, including · economics · education · free speech · abortion · church-state relations · American legal trends · international politics Through discussions of these and other issues confronting contemporary American society, author Stephen M. Krason offers a scholarly social commentary, suggests means for a reconstruction of sound social and political thought, and calls for a renewal of American institutions, politics, and culture. The book is structured in three parts: Part I sets out foundational principles guided by Catholic social teaching, philosophical reasoning, Western political thought, and the American founding; Part II examines and evaluates the numerous issues in light of the principles set out in Part I; and Part III provides approaches to the issues-both general and specific policy ideas-consonant with the foundational principles set out in Part I. There is also a volume of important Catholic Church documents, Supreme Court cases, and excerpts of important writings in the history of Western and American political thought that let the reader examine directly many documents discussed in the text of the book. Along with being a strong and focused defense of traditional Catholic approaches to the questions of our time, the vast array of material covered makes this book an invaluable reference for anyone interested in contemporary politics.