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.

Die Welt im Sturm erobert

Author: Tania Aebi
Publisher:
ISBN: 3768815277
Release Date: 2004
Genre:

Tania Aebi, erste und jüngste amerikanische Weltumseglerin, erzählt erfrischend und geradezu hinreißend die Geschichte ihrer erstaunlichen und in jeder Hinsicht bewegenden 27 000-Meilen-Reise. Sie ist ein flippiger New Yorker Teenager, der mit seiner Clique die Nächte in den Discos herumhängt, als ihr Vater sie vor die Wahl stellt: ab aufs College oder Weltumseglung ? allein. Die 18-Jährige nimmt die Herausforderung an. Aus purer Abenteuerlust, aber auch, um dem Vater zu beweisen, dass sie sehr wohl Stehvermögen hat. Ihre Slup VARUNA ist knapp acht Meter lang. Vom Segeln weiß sie nicht viel mehr als das, was sie sich an Bord der väterlichen Yacht auf einer Atlantik-Überquerung abgeguckt hat. Doch was aus Abenteuerlust begann, wird zu einer Reise der Selbsterfahrung: Stürme, eine Kollision, eine Beinahe-Kenterung, Verletzungen ? sie will durchhalten, um jeden Preis, und sie schafft es. Obwohl sie mehrfach in Versuchung gerät, endgültig aufzugeben. Und sie verliebt sich zweimal. Oliver, ein junger Schweizer, ebenfalls einhand unterwegs, ist es schließlich, der Tania, als sie nach New York zurückkehrt, dort bereits erwartet. Sie hat nicht nur ihn, sondern im doppelten Sinne ?die Welt im Sturm erobert?.

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

Schools on Trial

Author: Nikhil Goyal
Publisher: Anchor
ISBN: 9780385540131
Release Date: 2016-02-16
Genre: Education

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.

A Path of their Own

Author: Lael Whitehead
Publisher: BookBaby
ISBN: 9781926991566
Release Date: 2014-08-01
Genre: Education

Lael Whitehead tells how she took her children out of school and allowed them to learn from life in a natural, self-directed way, without curriculum, grades, discipline or rewards. Whitehead describes the various ways in which her three daughters each designed their own unique educations. She introduces her concept of radical respect as the cornerstone of compassionate parenting. Sharing stories from her own experience, she shows that when children are deeply respected seen as they are, and not as we might wish them to be they flourish, both emotionally and intellectually. Respectful parenting allows children to trust their own instincts and to pursue their individual passions and curiosities. They grow up to be creative, resilient and inner-directed adults who stay open and engaged with the world throughout their lives.

Insurrection

Author: Keith David Reeves
Publisher: IAP
ISBN: 9781681233154
Release Date: 2015-10-01
Genre: Education

Enough. Private interests, politicians, reformers, and pundits have had their chance, and enough is enough. Teachers have been pushed around and pushed to the edge, and the time for tolerating the failed system of our public education policies is over. It's time to drag the standardized testing commercial complex out of our schools, kicking and screaming if need be, and take back our schools for our kids. The revolution has already begun. We must understand the etiology of the American public school's seeming inability to meaningfully and holistically teach every child if we are to have any hope of changing that school for the better. We must wrestle with the philosophical, sociological, and psychological roots of our misperception and mistreatment of children in order to change the way we understand our students. We must also understand the history of "reform" in American education in order to avoid repeating failed experiments. Once we do this, we can dismantle the traditional structures of the American Public School deliberately and thoughtfully, and capitalize upon the intense zeitgeist of the movement against corporatized standardized multiple choice testing, in order to truly revolutionize our schools. Over five sequential sections, "Insurrection" addresses educational philosophy, the system of schools, the social issue of misunderstanding children, replacement structures for those that are incompatible with understandings corrected in the first three sections, and a possible manner in which current school employees can lend their efforts to the revolution called for by Sir Ken Robinson in his 2010 TED Talk, which served as the impetus for the work.

Theorie der Unbildung

Author: Konrad Paul Liessmann
Publisher: Paul Zsolnay Verlag
ISBN: 9783552056251
Release Date: 2012-11-19
Genre: Education

Was weiß die Wissensgesellschaft? Wer wird Millionär? Wirklich derjenige, der am meisten weiß? Wissen und Bildung sind, so heißt es, die wichtigsten Ressourcen des rohstoffarmen Europa. Debatten um mangelnde Qualität von Schulen und Studienbedingungen - Stichwort Pisa! - haben dennoch heute die Titelseiten erobert. In seinem hochaktuellen Buch entlarvt der Wiener Philosoph Konrad Paul Liessmann vieles, was unter dem Titel Wissensgesellschaft propagiert wird, als rhetorische Geste: Weniger um die Idee von Bildung gehe es dabei, als um handfeste politische und ökonomische Interessen. Eine fesselnde Streitschrift wider den Ungeist der Zeit.

Borderline

Author: Stan Goff
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
ISBN: 9781630878535
Release Date: 2015-02-11
Genre: Religion

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.

Die Chancen unserer Kinder

Author: Paul Tough
Publisher: Klett-Cotta
ISBN: 9783608105896
Release Date: 2013-09-23
Genre: Psychology

Ein zentraler Aspekt von Toughs Untersuchung sind die Zukunftschancen von Kindern aus der unteren Skala der Gesellschaft. Wenn wir die richtigen Eigenschaften fördern, kann die soziale Schere geschlossen werden. Psychologen, Neurowissenschaftler und Ökonomen, die sich mit der Frage von Erfolg und Persönlichkeit beschäftigen, belegen: Charaktereigenschaften wie Ausdauer, Optimismus, Neugier, Mut und Gewissenhaftigkeit sind ausschlaggebend für späteren Erfolg. Aber wie kann man diese Eigenschaften fördern? Und warum sind sie so sichere Vorhersagemerkmale? Tough zeigt am Beispiel einer Brennpunktschule, wie die Förderung benachteiligter Schüler gelingt. Dieses kluge und provokante Buch wird den Leser fesseln – und es wird unser Verständnis von Kindheit, Schule und Ausbildung verändern.

Die Talent L ge

Author: Daniel Coyle
Publisher: BASTEI LÜBBE
ISBN: 3431037852
Release Date: 2009
Genre: Begabung - Ratgeber