9781893163218

Different Kind of Teacher : Reflections on the Bitter Lessons of American Schooling

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  • ISBN13:

    9781893163218

  • ISBN10:

    1893163210

  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2001-01-01
  • Publisher: Berkeley Hills Books
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Summary

Gatto analyzes the roots of the modern American education system, outlining prescriptions for revitalizing the system, advocating greater emphasis on critical analysis, creativity, practicality, and real-world exposure in the curriculum. He calls on educators and administrators to acknowledge student's need for a spiritual and ethical framework upon which to build a good life.

Table of Contents

Introduction 7(15)
Part One: Schoolrooms Speak Bluntly
The Curriculum of the Family
15(6)
Why Do Bad Schools Cost So Much?
21(11)
A Year With John Taylor Gatto
32(3)
We Can't Afford School Reform
35(14)
Part Two: Analyzing the System
Universal Education
49(11)
Confederacy of Dunces: The Tyranny of Compulsory Schooling
60(23)
How Public Are Our Public Schools?
83(20)
Nine Assumptions and Twenty-One Facts
103(13)
School Books and the Hidden Curriculum
116(17)
Horatio Alger's Country: The Mysterious Origins of American Adoption
133(25)
A Different Kind of Teacher
158(13)
Part Three: The Search for Meaning
In Defense of Original Sin: The Neglected Genius of American Spirituality
171(14)
Beyond Money: The Purpose of Learning (and Life)
185(15)
What Really Matters?
200(13)
The Art of True Conversation: A Letter to My Daughter
213(12)
The Educated Person
225(4)
Sources 229

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