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The Resource Weapons of mass instruction : a schoolteacher's journey through the dark world of compulsory schooling, John Taylor Gatto, (electronic resource)

Weapons of mass instruction : a schoolteacher's journey through the dark world of compulsory schooling, John Taylor Gatto, (electronic resource)

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Weapons of mass instruction : a schoolteacher's journey through the dark world of compulsory schooling
Title
Weapons of mass instruction
Title remainder
a schoolteacher's journey through the dark world of compulsory schooling
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John Taylor Gatto
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eng
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John Taylor Gatto's WEAPONS OF MASS INSTRUCTION focuses on mechanisms of traditional education which cripple imagination, discourage critical thinking, and create a false view of learning as a byproduct of rote-memorization drills. Gatto's earlier book, Dumbing Us Down, introduced the now-famous expression of the title into the common vernacular. Weapons of Mass Instruction adds another chilling metaphor to the brief against conventional schooling. Gatto demonstrates that the harm school inflicts is rational and deliberate. The real function of pedagogy, he argues, is to render the common population manageable. To that end, young people must be conditioned to rely upon experts, to remain divided from natural alliances and to accept disconnections from their own lived experiences. They must at all costs be discouraged from developing self-reliance and independence. Escaping this trap requires a strategy Gatto calls "open source learning" which imposes no artificial divisions between learning and life. Through this alternative approach our children can avoid being indoctrinated-only then can they achieve self-knowledge, good judgment, and courage
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379.2/30973
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LC131
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.G38 2012
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Read by Michael Puttonen
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Weapons of mass instruction : a schoolteacher's journey through the dark world of compulsory schooling, John Taylor Gatto, (electronic resource)
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Unabridged.
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1 online resource (1 sound file (08 hr., 33 min., 37 sec.))
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9780986657610
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Weapons of mass instruction : a schoolteacher's journey through the dark world of compulsory schooling, John Taylor Gatto, (electronic resource)
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Publication
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unknown
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digital storage
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unknown
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Edition
Unabridged.
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1 online resource (1 sound file (08 hr., 33 min., 37 sec.))
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unknown
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online
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not applicable
Isbn
9780986657610
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(electronic audio bk.)
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not applicable
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not applicable
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unknown
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unknown
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digital.
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sound
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digital recording
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other
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67F4C66E-FC60-44DF-B39F-B62173C446E6
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  • 1361608
  • (OCoLC)846463705
  • (OCoLC)ocn846463705
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