49 quotes from Dumbing Us Down: The Hidden Curriculum of Compulsory Schooling: ‘I’ve noticed a fascinating phenomenon in my thirty years of teaching: sch. The Well-Trained Mind by Susan Wise Bauer Dumbing Us Down by John Taylor Gatto A Thomas Jefferson Education by Oliver DeMille How to Read a Book by. Thirty years in New York City’s public schools led John Gatto to the sad conclusion that compulsory schooling does little but teach young people to follow orders.
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John Taylor Gatto, Dumbing Us Down the Hidden Curriculum of Compulsory Schooling – PhilPapers
Paperbackpages. This means that a content-based curriculum, with a set body of information to be imparted to students, is entirely inappropriate as a means of preparing children for their adult roles.
Science Logic and Mathematics.
Unless, taking us all back to an agrarian society is his solution, which he talks about and seems to long for — an idealized past that never existed for everyone. It’s funny because I was thinking to joun, “it sounds like this guy is blaming public education for all the problems in this world.
Full of terrible dreams which made his eyes very red, he went to the washroom. I hate to keep harping on the appalling lack of attribution, but: To ask other readers questions about Dumbing Us Downplease sign up.
Dumbing Us Down: The Hidden Curriculum of Compulsory Schooling
The content was definitely thought provoking and worthy of consideration. Oh how this would be SO much more interesting, then the cookie cut clones, sliding out on the school conveyor belt.
No one believes anymore that scientists are trained in science classes or politicians in civics classes or poets in English classes. As Gatto mentioned, one learns about “the orbiting of planets, the law of large numbers, slavery, adjectives, architectural drawing, dance, gymnasium, choral singing, assemblies, surprise guests, fire drills, computer languages, parents’ nights, staff-development days, pull-out programs, guidance with strangers my students may never see again, standardized tests, age-segregation unlike anything seen in the outside world May 03, Kierstin rated it it was amazing.
There is no other person in the world who cares more about your children than you, who knows what is better for your kids than you. There are good and bad things about every school. This defies the experience of thousands of years. Request removal from index. Not because Gatto is wrong, but because he’s right. View all 3 comments.
This book gets a big “meh” from me. Self discovery is the way to wonder,learn and grow as whole human beings. A Rejoinder to John White. Mr Tamaki would like to run a charter school in a greenfields town development for church members, to teach children classes framed around his core fundamentalist Christian beliefs: The children I teach are cruel to each other, they lack compassion for misfortune, they laugh at weakness, they have contempt for people whose need for help shows too plainly.
How do you know dumbinb Knowledge will continue to increase at gxtto dizzying rate. To sum up his argument it seems to be this: We squished their passion, love for learning, and curiousity for its own sake before they were seven. Informative and fast read!
For such a short book, there’s a hell of a lot of repetition in it. The author spends pages ranting about the horrors of public schools. The kids fall under the trance of the box.
Cosmetic reforms like putting up more money, teacher training, remedial classes can’t challenge the centralized, coercive ideology. Like maybe we’re not bright enough to follow along with typical 12 point print?
The brick and mortar regions popped up unnaturally. Factory-schooling is guilty of its own deadly sins.
This entry has no external links. Peter Gardner – – Journal of Philosophy of Education 21 2: Because they are not who they represent themselves to be the disguise wears thin in the presence of intimacy so intimate relationships have to be avoided.
Dumbing Us Down: The Hidden Curriculum of Compulsory Schooling by John Taylor Gatto
He just asserts it will. 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. Books by John Taylor Gatto.