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Author Gatto, John Taylor.

Title Dumbing us down : the hidden curriculum of compulsory schooling / John Taylor Gatto
Published Philadelphia : New Society Publishers, [1992]


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Description xiv, 104 pages ; 23 cm
Contents The seven-lesson schoolteacher -- The psychopathic school -- The green Monongahela -- We need less school, not more -- The congregational principle
Summary Gatto reveals the deadening heart of compulsory state schooling: assumptions and structures that stamp out the self-knowledge, curiosity, concentration, and solitude essential to learning. In his 26 years of award-winning teaching in New York City's public schools, Gatto has found that independent study, community service, large doses of solitude, and apprenticeships with adults of all walks of life are the keys to helping children break the thrall of our conforming society. Gatto urges all of us to find ways to reengage children and families in actively controlling our culture, economy, and society
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
Subject Gatto, John Taylor.
Education -- Aims and objectives -- United States.
Education -- Philosophy.
Education -- United States -- Evaluation.
Education -- United States -- Philosophy.
Education, Compulsory -- United States.
Educational sociology -- United States.
Educators -- United States -- Biography.
Genre/Form Biographies.
LC no. 92198127
ISBN 0865712301
086571231X (paperback)