Dumbing Us Down

The Hidden Curriculum of Compulsory Schooling


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.

Dumbing Us Down

The Hidden Curriculum of Compulsory Schooling


Author: John Taylor Gatto

Publisher: Indiana University Press

ISBN: 9780865715196

Category: Education

Page: 106

View: 9658

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.

Schooling Is Dumbing Us Down


Author: James Anderson

Publisher: Independently Published

ISBN: 9781090913289

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 102

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Schooling Is Dumbing Us Down Brainwash School: 100 Lined Journal Pages Planner Diary NotebookPerfect for taking notes, agendas, to-do lists, brainstorming, or as a diary. 100 lined matte pages to create your way to an amazing day! Just the right size to take on the go. Makes a wonderful gift! Size: 6 x 9 inches

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


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 Ultimate Road Trip

12 Journeys that Shape Your Future


Author: Jay Stewart

Publisher: Destiny Image Publishers

ISBN: 076849124X

Category: Religion

Page: 224

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Ultimate Road Trip is an exciting navigational tool taking you through the challenges, twists, and turns of life bringing you great hope and encouragement. You will celebrate life’s journey, not just the destination. Based on inspirational biblical journeys, pastor and author Jay Stewart aptly applies lessons learned to your everyday life. Practical application is made from Esther’s journey to the palace, Saul’s journey to Damascus, the Israelites’ journey out of Egypt, the Queen of Sheba’s journey to Solomon, and others. From thrilling stories in the Word, researched historical information, exegetical insight, and theological perspective, you will be encouraged and inspired. Journeys of motivation and faith-building include: • Determination. • Survival. • Transformation. • Deliverance. • Excellence. The compelling writing style, humor, practical wisdom, and easy-to-understand biblical truths appeal to all ages. Written for pre-Christians as well as mature believers, the practical, biblical steps offered assist you in making life’s difficult decisions, while urging you to passionately pursue your personal journey with God. Ultimate Road Trip could easily be adapted as a study guide in small group settings, Sunday school classes, campus ministries, and youth groups.

Holistic Pedagogy

The Self and Quality Willed Learning


Author: Carlo Ricci,Conrad P. Pritscher

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 331914944X

Category: Education

Page: 226

View: 6770

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.


Uncommon Answers to Common Questions About TV


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. '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. '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. Answers can be read down, across - with links between entries - or dipped into as required.

The Public Order and the Sacred Order

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


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.

The Best Business Writing 2013


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

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 0231535171

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 464

View: 3342

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.