Dumbing Us Down: The Hidden Curriculum of Compulsory Schooling
- Author: John T. Gatto
- Year: 22-11-2010
- Translator From English: Gayane Minasyan
- Availability: In Stock
- Product Code: 614-01
- SKU: 08.0020
- ISBN: 978-954-321-772-4
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Strong words from the New York State Teacher of the Year! Twenty-six years of award-winning teaching have led John Gatto to the sad conclusion that compulsory governmental school does little but teach young people to follow orders. Dumbing Us Down offers a radical critique of public schooling, and suggests a guerilla curriculum of daily involvement in our communities.
>“I've noticed a fascinating phenomenon in my thirty years of teaching: schools and schooling are increasingly irrelevant to the great enterprises of the planet. No one believes anymore that scientists are trained in science classes or politicians in civics classes or poets in English classes. The truth is that schools don't really teach anything except how to obey orders. This is a great mystery to me because thousands of humane, caring people work in schools as teachers and aides and administrators, but the abstract logic of the institution overwhelms their individual contributions. Although teachers to care and do work very, very hard, the institution is psychopathic - it has no conscience. It rings a bell and the young man in the middle of writing a poem must close his notebook and move to a different cell where he must memorize that humans and monkeys derive from a common ancestor.”
― John Taylor Gatto
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|Translator||From English: Gayane Minasyan|
|Genre||Educational Psychology, Pedagogy, Parenting & Child Development, Methodology & Pedagogy, Preschool Еducation|