I think the thing that really strikes me, here, is: What Exactly is the role of public school in our society?? The real function of pedagogy, he argues, is to render the common population manageable. People were taught that we were now a democracy. Weapons of Mass Instruction demonstrates that the harm school inflicts is quite rational and deliberate. Degrees are simply rites of passage, proving desire more than knowledge, consumption over synthesis. Related to point 2, there were times where I wondered if Gatto had an editor for this book. Today the theorists are still squabbling, and Holt's wisdom is needed more than ever. What he learned there he could never have learned in school.
Unschooled, perhaps, but not uneducated. That success was more meaningful when measured in relationships and experiences and engaging processes rather than grades and test. The author raises some good points, and I give him a full third star for clueing me in to the idea that 12-13 years of compulsory schooling is not the best use of our time, at least not the way we go about it. Şiddetin kötü olduğunu döverek anlatmaya çalışıyorlar. When she runs away in horror, Father Barry shrugs with despair and lights a cigarette.
I really enjoyed this book, respect John Taylor Gatto, and agree with most of what he's saying. Gates, Business Advisor to John D. In this book he argues why compulsory schooling and many aspects of the school system we've been working with over the last hundred years, is more in the interest of special interest groups and not in the best interest of children. Bence liseye gelmiş her öğrencinin okuyup anlayabileceği bir kitap. They must at all costs be discouraged from developing self-reliance and independence. I had been looking forward to reading this for ages, ever since I heard a positive review on boing boing's podcast.
My wife commented on the book's lack of formal foot- or endnotes, but the author describes his reasons for doing so, calling out many references on the fly in the text and opining that the ideas are more important than the specific location of facts anyone can check online. Universities teach very little that people retain later, and are run on monetary concerns. It's one of those books that you really need to focus on and commit some brainpower to, and life has gotten more and more busy for us, so I never got around to finishing it. The real function of pedagogy, he argues, is to render the common population manageable. John Taylor Gatto is an internationally renowned speaker who lectures widely on school reform. The topic is one that I completely identify with - which is probably why I was so diappointed, i.
In a letter to his granddaughter, he explains how the Ivy League college which she is considering attending will be less than satisfactory for a real education. Okulu sevmemekle haklı olduğunuzu görmek harika bir his ama harika hissettirdiği için sizi üzen bir his. . Ancak güneş gibi olduğunu söyleyen ailen, böyle güzel sözlere rağmen nasıl seni oraya gönderiyor bilemezsin. Because schooling has become a disaster. Most of us let our own fears or the impositions of others imprison us in a world of low expectations. Cover design by Diane McIntosh.
Necessary reading for anyone who has been schooled, which is to say, everyone. That Prussian culture loomed large in America is hardly surprising, given our early association with that utopian state. Gifted children were allowed to connect the dots but only in the approved way. I just thought this book lost a lot of steam as it moved forward and could have been a lot stronger. Plainly written, powerfully reasoned, and backed with a startling array of documented facts, Black Rednecks and White Liberals takes on the trendy intellectuals of our times as well as historic interpreters of American life. Basic reading takes about 30 hours to learn.
Ancak eğitimin bu kadar içinde olan bir adam bundan daha güçlü bir sebep bulabilir diye düşünüyorum. George Washington, Benjamin Franklin, Thomas Jefferson, Abraham Lincoln? Гатоу John Taylor Gatto ми е интересен отдавна, бях попаднал на негови работи от slashdot. I will warn you: John Taylor Gatto is a bit of a 'gateway drug' into the darker underbelly of public school. John Gatto was a teacher in New York City's public schools for over 30 years and is a recipient of the New York State Teacher of the Year award. Perfect timing Not often do you stumble on a book when you're at the perfect crossroad of compulsory schooling for your little ones or something else. Düzgün ışık girmez, ortamda ışıktan çoğu durumda mahrum kalırsın. Anyone who has children should read this book.
There were so many fractures within the student body based on appearance, grades, athletic ability, popularity, disciplinary action, etc. Onların isteğine ters düşecek yaptığın her hareket ceza ile karşılanır. Gatto demonstrates that the abuse academy inflicts is rational and deliberate. My grandfather taught me that. I can relate to him by thinking back to high school when students would speak out against teachers by asking why we had to learn certain material. Again he touches on many of the same questions and finds the same answers.
Call it an open conspiracy. Poetry is used as a way of expressing and finding meaning in few words. Why, then, do Americans confuse education with just such a system? Nothing could be further from the truth. Additionally, New Society purchases carbon offsets based on an annual audit, operating with a carbon-neutral footprint. I had not learned how to work effectively with people, be part of a team that is learning, growing together, and encouraging the best in each other even at our own personal expense and sacrifice.