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Dumbing Us Down: The Hidden Curriculum of Compulsory Schooling

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ISBN13: 9780865714489
ISBN10: 0865714487
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With over 70,000 copies of the first edition in print, this radical treatise on public education has been a New Society Publishers’ bestseller for 10 years! 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 like cogs in an industrial machine. This second edition describes the wide-spread impact of the book and Gatto’s "guerrilla teaching."

John Gatto has been a teacher for 30 years and is a recipient of the New York State Teacher of the Year award. His other titles include A Different Kind of Teacher (Berkeley Hills Books, 2001) and The Underground History of American Education (Oxford Village Press, 2000).

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A new look for a radical bestseller!

About the Author

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. A much-sought after speaker on education throughout the United States, his other books include A Different Kind of Teacher (Berkeley Hills Books, 2001) and The Underground History of American Education (Oxford Village Press, 2000).

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a altma, January 5, 2010 (view all comments by a altma)
My only regret is that I didn't discover it sooner. Describes many of the "issues" we had with public schools.
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bbducky3, February 20, 2007 (view all comments by bbducky3)
By the reference made from Dr. Patch Adams, this is a must read for me. Patch has the person first and the world third. I look forward to beginning the book as I start my career in Education. Reading can only enlighten me - not "dumb me down".
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780865714489
Foreword:
Albert, David
Introduction:
Albert, David
Introduction by:
Albert, David
Introduction:
Albert, David
Author:
Gatto, John Taylor
Author:
Moore, Thomas
Publisher:
New Society Publishers
Location:
Gabriola Island, B.C.
Subject:
Education
Subject:
Philosophy
Subject:
History
Subject:
Philosophy & Social Aspects
Subject:
Educational sociology
Subject:
General education.
Subject:
Education, Compulsory.
Subject:
Scolaritâe obligatoire
Subject:
Sociologie de l'âeducation
Subject:
Educators -- United States.
Subject:
Education -- United States -- Philosophy.
Subject:
Education-General
Subject:
Philosophy & Aspects
Subject:
Home Schooling
Copyright:
Edition Number:
10
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series Volume:
no. 17
Publication Date:
20020231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
144
Dimensions:
8.9 x 6 x 0.4 in 8 oz

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