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The Underground History of American Education

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  `It’s important to underline that Bonhoeffer meant that literally, not metaphorically–schooling after the Prussian fashion removes the ability of the mind to think for itself. It teaches people to wait for a teacher to tell them what to do and if what they have done is good or bad. Prussian teaching paralyses the moral will as well as the intellect. It’s true that sometimes well-schooled students sound smart, because they memorize many opinions of great thinkers, but they actually are badly damaged because their own ability to think is left rudimentary and undeveloped.’

Teacher of the Year John Taylor Gatto 

John Taylor Gatto

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December 1, 2007 at 3:18 am

School is too important to fail.

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This is Robert Scoble’s terrific interview with Elliot Soloway. Soloway is Arthur F. Thurnau Professor at the University of Michigan and professor in the School of Information, the School of Education, and the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science.

Soloway is affiliated with the University of Michigan Digital Library and the Center for Highly Interactive Computing in Education. His research interests are the use of technology in education and developing software that takes into consideration the unique needs of learners.

Robert Scoble is a technical evangelist, rock star, and a fine teacher in his own right.

via ScobleShow

Written by Reckon

August 22, 2007 at 4:19 pm