Weapons Of Mass Instruction

Author: John Taylor Gatto
Publisher: New Society Publishers
ISBN: 1550924249
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The transformation of schooling from a twelve-year jail sentence to freedom to learn. John Taylor Gatto's Weapons of Mass Instruction , now available in paperback, focuses on mechanisms of traditional education which cripple imagination, discourage critical thinking, and create a false view of learning as a byproduct of rote-memorization drills. Gatto's earlier book, Dumbing Us Down , introduced the now-famous expression of the title into the common vernacular. Weapons of Mass Instruction adds another chilling metaphor to the brief against conventional schooling. Gatto demonstrates that the harm school inflicts is rational and deliberate. The real function of pedagogy, he argues, is to render the common population manageable. To that end, young people must be conditioned to rely upon experts, to remain divided from natural alliances and to accept disconnections from their own lived experiences. They must at all costs be discouraged from developing self-reliance and independence. Escaping this trap requires a strategy Gatto calls "open source learning" which imposes no artificial divisions between learning and life. Through this alternative approach our children can avoid being indoctrinated-only then can they achieve self-knowledge, good judgment, and courage.

Libertarianism Today

Author: Jacob H. Huebert
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 0313377545
Size: 77.11 MB
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This engagingly written introduction examines modern libertarianism and its answers to today's most pressing issues—the economy, war, health care, and more. * Endnotes and lists of recommended readings for each topic covered point readers to additional books and articles

Schools On Trial

Author: Nikhil Goyal
Publisher: Anchor
ISBN: 0385540132
Size: 35.34 MB
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Schools on Trial is an all-in attack on the American way of education and a hopeful blueprint for change by one of the most passionate and certainly youngest writers on this subject. Are America’s schools little more than cinder-block gulags that spawn vicious cliques and bullying, negate creativity and true learning, and squelch curiosity in their inmates, um, students? Nikhil Goyal—a journalist and activist all of twenty years old, whom The Washington Post has dubbed a “future education secretary” and Forbes has named to its 30 Under 30 list—definitely thinks so. In this book he both offers a scathing indictment of our teach-to-the-test-while-killing-the-spirit educational assembly line and maps out a path for all of our schools to harness children’s natural aptitude for learning by creating an atmosphere conducive to freedom and creativity. He prescribes an inspiring educational future that is thoroughly democratic and experiential, and one that utilizes the entire community as a classroom.

Born To Learn Real World Learning Through Unschooling And Immersion

Author: Kytka Hilmar-Jezek
Publisher: Distinct Press
ISBN: 1513078070
Size: 35.40 MB
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Radical Unschooling from an Experienced Parent with over 20 Years Experience! This THIRD EDITION is has added over 100+ new pages to this ground-breaking work! Finally, you can use the whole world as your child's classroom. In this unschooling handbook, your questions about learning without school are finally answered. What you come to understand is that unschooling is a lifestyle of learning and your children do not fall prey to the hidden curriculum of compulsory schooling. You don't waste your time homeschooling or creating activities for homeschoolers. What this book shares is that your kids are learning every minute and how you can teach your own, because a revolution has begun and children of today are finally free to learn. Filled with ideas for a joyful unschooled life, there is no more "dumbing us down" because Kytka discusses how children learn. She shares life through the lens of unschooling and how her family found the freedom to live their dreams. Learn the Reasons You Want Your Kids To Have Self-Directed Learning You will grasp the concept of free range learning and truly know that homeschooling changes everything. Some people have called this simple yet profound book a unschooling manifesto. In this back to basics guide, you give your kids a real education, and allow them to practice guerilla learning! You will be raising self-sufficient children instead o submitting them to the weapons of mass instruction (aka, the dark world of compulsory schooling)! Unschooling is Modern Homeschooling - Kids are Free to Learn at Last! All children are natural born learners and should be free to live and be raised as independent thinking, information seeking, self-directed lovers of learning. Rediscover education and unlearn what you know about schools. They are not the place for the bright children of the technological age! Talk About Adventures in Parenting off the Beaten Path - This Book is a Wake Up Call to All Parents! This book will inspire you to start mentoring self-directed learners, reawakening the instinct to play and help them to do things better. Finally, a homeschool rhythm and curriculum plan that works for your family! NOW is the time to get your kids out of the box and allow them to free their minds to activate creative expression, entrepreneurial habits and true deep thinking. Stop them from being programmed with ideas that simply don't work in today's world and get them excited about learning. Don't Wait ANY LONGER - Scroll Up and Grab Your Copy TODAY!

India Infrastructure Report 2012

Author: Idfc Foundation
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134952589
Size: 72.23 MB
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Today, India’s education sector remains a victim of poor policies, restrictive regulations and orthodoxy. Despite being enrolled in schools, children are not learning adequately. Increasingly, parents are seeking alternatives through private inputs in school and tuition. Students are dropping out from secondary school in spite of high financial returns of secondary education, and those who do complete it have inferior conceptual knowledge. Higher education is over-regulated and under-governed, keeping away serious private providers and reputed global institutes. Graduates from high schools, colleges and universities are not readily employable, and few are willing to pay for skill development. Ironically, the Right to Education Act, if strictly enforced, will result in closure of thousands of non-state schools, and millions of poor children will be left without access to education. Eleventh in the series, India Infrastructure Report 2012 discusses challenges in the education sector — elementary, secondary, higher, and vocational — and explores strategies for constructive change and opportunities for the private sector. It suggests that immediate steps are required to reform the sector to reap the benefits from India’s ‘demographic dividend’ due to a rise in the working age population. Result of a collective effort led by the IDFC Foundation, this Report brings together a range of perspectives from academics, researchers and practitioners committed to enhancing educational practices. It will be an invaluable resource for policymakers, researchers and corporates.


Author: Stan Goff
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
ISBN: 1630878537
Size: 27.12 MB
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What if the sanctification of war and contempt for women are both grounded in a fear that breeds hostility, and a hostility that rationalizes conquest? The anti-Gospel Christian history of war-loving and women-hating are not merely similar but two aspects of the same dynamic, argues Stan Goff, in an "autobiography" that spans millennia. Borderline is the historical and conceptual autobiography of a former career army veteran transformed by Jesus into a passionate advocate for nonviolence, written by a man who narrates his conversion to Christianity through feminism.

Positive Peace

Author: Andrew Fitz-Gibbon
Publisher: Rodopi Bv Editions
Size: 54.82 MB
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This book addresses positive peace. In his introduction, Arun Gandhi , fifth grandson of Mahatma Gandhi, asks, "For generations human beings have strived to attain peace, but with little or no success. Why is peace so illusive?" Twelve philosophers and educators suggest creatively and pragmatically that peace education has a large part of play in meeting the challenge.


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