Weapons of Mass Instruction

Author: John Taylor Gatto
Publisher: New Society Publishers
ISBN: 9781550924244
Release Date: 2010-04-01
Genre: Education

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

Weapons of Mass Instruction

Author: John Taylor Gatto
Publisher: New Society Publishers
ISBN: 9780865716315
Release Date: 2013-10-18
Genre: Education

Argues that compulsory education is a detriment to developing critical thinking skills and trains students to become subservient to the government.

Dumbing Us Down

Author: John Taylor Gatto
Publisher: New Society Publishers
ISBN: 9781550923018
Release Date: 2013-11-25
Genre: Education

A new look for a radical bestseller!

A Different Kind of Teacher

Author: John Taylor Gatto
ISBN: 1893163407
Release Date: 2002-04-01
Genre: Education

"In A Different Kind of Teacher, John Gatto opens readers' eyes to what the American system of education really is, what it ought to be, and what steps can be taken to reach that goal."--BOOK JACKET.

The Underground History of American Education

Author: John Taylor Gatto
Publisher: Odysseus Group
ISBN: 0945700040
Release Date: 2001-01
Genre: Education

The underground history of the American education will take you on a journey into the background, philosophy, psychology, politics, and purposes of compulsion schooling.

Free at Last

Author: Daniel Greenberg
Publisher: The Sudbury Valley School
ISBN: 1888947004
Release Date: 1991-01-01
Genre: Education

Creating the Opportunity to Learn

Author: A. Wade Boykin
Publisher: ASCD
ISBN: 9781416614074
Release Date: 2011-09-08
Genre: Education

"Unless we believe that those who have more are inherently superior to those who have less, we should be troubled by the fact that patterns of achievement are often fairly predictable, particularly with respect to students' race and class." In Creating the Opportunity to Learn, Wade Boykin and Pedro Noguera help navigate the turbid waters of evidence-based methodologies and chart a course toward closing (and eliminating) the academic achievement gap. Turning a critical eye to current and recent research, the authors present a comprehensive view of the achievement gap and advocate for strategies that contribute to the success of all children. Boykin and Noguera maintain that it is possible to close the achievement gap by abandoning failed strategies, learning from successful schools, and simply doing more of what the research shows is most effective. Success is founded on equity, but equity involves more than simply ensuring students have equal access to education; equity also entails a focus on outcomes and results. If we want to bring about significant improvements in those outcomes, we have to do more to address the context in which learning takes place. In short, we must create schools where a child's race or class is no longer a predictor for how well he or she might perform.

The Adventures of Snider

Author: John Taylor Gatto
ISBN: 0989280039
Release Date: 2016-12-10

A children's epic rhyme about a sophisticated and cultured spider named Snider, who dreams of becoming a CIA spy and his subsequent adventures working for the CIA.

Homeschooling for Excellence

Author: David Colfax
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
ISBN: 0446561401
Release Date: 2009-05-30
Genre: Education

THE COLFAXES DIDN'T START TEACHING THEIR BOYS AT HOME TO GET THEM INTO HARVARD - BUT THAT'S WHAT HOMESCHOOLING ACCOMPLISHED! For over fifteen years, David and Micki Colfax educated their children at home. They don't think of themselves as pioneers, though that's what they became. Unhappy with the public schools, the Colfaxes wanted the best education possible for their four sons: a program for learning that met the evolving needs of each child and gave them complete control of how and what their children learned. The results? A prescription for excellence-Harvard educations for their sons Grant, Drew, and Reed. (Their fourth son is still too young for college.) Now the Colfaxes tell how all parents can become involved in homeschooling. In a straight-talking book that reads like a frank conversation among friends, they tell what they did and how they did it: their educational approaches, the lessons they learned, and what materials-books, equipment, educational aids-proved most useful over the years. Best of all, they show you how you can take charge of your children's education-in an invaluable sourcebook that will help you find a rewarding and successful alternative to our failing schools.

Self university

Author: Charles D. Hayes
ISBN: 0962197904
Release Date: 1989
Genre: Education

This book is an invitation to take charge of your learning and your life. It offers practical suggestions to answer troublesome questions. It shows the reader that they need not feel inadequate because of a lack of traditional credentials- everything they need to learn is readily available, easily accessible, and negligible in cost.

The Secret of TSL

Author: William G. Ouchi
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1439141274
Release Date: 2009-09-01
Genre: Education

From the author of the acclaimed and influential Making Schools Work comes Untitled on Education, a guide to the revolutionary reforms that are changing public education in some of the nation’s biggest cities. • Builds on the author’s growing reputation. Making Schools Work influenced New York City Schools Chancellor Joel Klein’s effort to radically decentralize the nation’s largest school system. Seven of the ten largest school districts in the u.S. have now implemented the decentralization championed in that book. • Based on a groundbreaking study by the author. Ouchi studied 442 schools in Boston, Chicago, Houston, New York City, Oakland, St. Paul, San Francisco, and Seattle that have embraced school decentralization. He shows how decentralization has improved school performance as measured by standardized tests. • Explains the key to school success. Principals must be given control of their budgets and other authority. When they are empowered, they allocate funds to increase the number of teachers and lower the Total Student Load (TSL) per teacher. TSL is the key factor in school performance. Principals with autonomy invariably lower their school’s TSL.

Win Win Games for All Ages

Author: Sambhava Luvmour
Publisher: New Society Publishers
ISBN: 9780865714410
Release Date: 2002-02-01
Genre: Games

Lege og aktiviteter beregnet på at udvikle deltagernes sociale færdigheder.

Home Grown

Author: Ben Hewitt
Publisher: Shambhala Publications
ISBN: 9780834829954
Release Date: 2014-09-09
Genre: Family & Relationships

In this most personal of his books to date, Ben Hewitt shows us how small, mindful decisions about day-to-day life can lead to greater awareness of the world in our backyards and beyond. In telling the story of his sons’ unconventional education in the fields and forests surrounding his family’s northern Vermont farm, he demonstrates that the sparks of learning are all around us, just waiting to be discovered. No matter where we live, Home Grown reminds us that learning at any age is a lifelong process, and that the best education is never confined to a classroom. Hewitt’s story will inspire you to reclaim passion, curiosity, and creativity, not only for your children, but for yourself.

Do Students Have Too Much Homework

Author: Judeen Bartos
Publisher: Greenhaven Press, Incorporated
ISBN: 0737758937
Release Date: 2012
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

Presents differing viewpoints on the issues surrounding homework in schools including academic pressure, achievement culture, and school life vs. family life.

Libertarianism Today

Author: Jacob H. Huebert
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 9780313377549
Release Date: 2010
Genre: Political Science

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