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Gatto, John Taylor

Overview
Works: 40 works in 150 publications in 6 languages and 5,765 library holdings
Genres: Biography  History  Documentary films  Nonfiction films  Internet videos  Conference papers and proceedings  Juvenile works  Educational films  Documentary television programs  Television news programs 
Roles: Author, Interviewee, Instrumentalist, Editor
Classifications: LC131, 370.973
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by John Taylor Gatto
A different kind of teacher : solving the crisis of American schooling by John Taylor Gatto( Book )

9 editions published between 2000 and 2006 in English and Korean and held by 861 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A Different Kind of Teacher brings together sixteen key essays and talks produced by Gatto between 1990 and 1999. Part One: Schoolrooms Speak Bluntly, includes three pieces written while he was still an active classroom teacher, and a short article written by one of his students, offering a glimpse at how Gatto translated his ideas about true education into the school setting." "Part Two: Analyzing the System includes seven pieces written in the period after Gatto's resignation from public school teaching. They represent a critique of American schooling, filled with insights gleaned from three decades in the classroom combined with years of research into the history and philosophy of Western education."
Weapons of mass instruction : a schoolteacher's journey through the dark world of compulsory schooling by John Taylor Gatto( Book )

18 editions published between 2008 and 2012 in English and Chinese and held by 681 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this new work, the author of "Dumbing Us Down" focuses on mechanisms of familiar schooling that cripple imagination, discourage critical thinking, and create a false view of learning as a by-product of rote-memorization drills
The underground history of American education : a schoolteacher's intimate investigation into the problem of modern schooling by John Taylor Gatto( Book )

11 editions published between 2000 and 2006 in English and held by 611 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The underground history of the American education will take you on a journey into the background, philosophy, psychology, politics, and purposes of compulsion schooling
The war on kids( Visual )

3 editions published between 2009 and 2012 in English and held by 306 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The stories are nearly unbelievable: a middle schooler suspended for bringing a Tweety Bird keychain to class (because all chains are classified as weapons); another, for pretending a fast-food chicken strip was a gun; a third, for carrying ibuprofen in violation of the school's strict policy against drugs--except, of course, for Ritalin. This documentary argues that measures intended to keep children safe have turned schools into prisons and that regimentation in the public educational system produces adults who are unable to think for themselves. Taking aim at zero tolerance rules, authoritarian teachers, the D.A.R.E. program and its devolution into a joke among kids, and more, the video posits that the mainstays of public education are worse than ineffectual, they may be downright harmful. With Henry Giroux (Stealing Innocence: Corporate Culture's War on Children), John Holt (Dumbing Us Down: The Hidden Agenda of Compulsory Schooling) and Laurie Couture (Instead of Medicating and Punishing)
The Exhausted school : the first national grassroots speakout on the right to school choice : Carnegie Hall, New York City( Book )

7 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 228 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The exhausted school : bending the bars of traditional education( Book )

4 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 100 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ken Kesey's One flew over the cuckoo's nest : a critical commentary by John Taylor Gatto( Book )

6 editions published between 1975 and 1998 in English and held by 78 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dumbing us down : the hidden curriculum of compulsory schooling by John Taylor Gatto( Book )

29 editions published between 1991 and 2017 in English and held by 69 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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."
Bobby Susser songs for children : early learning sing-along by Bobby Susser( Recording )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 52 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of easy to learn children's songs
A brief history of 20th century schooling by John Taylor Gatto( Visual )

5 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 39 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Defines the purpose of modern schooling and suggests a range of working models from which inspiration for a new paradigm can be drawn
Weapons of mass instruction : a schoolteacher's journey through the dark world of compulsory schooling by John Taylor Gatto( )

3 editions published between 2009 and 2012 in English and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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
Verdummt noch mal! : der unsichtbare Lehrplan oder was Kinder in der Schule wirklich lernen = Dumbing us down by John Taylor Gatto( Book )

2 editions published between 2009 and 2014 in German and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Passion-driven education : how to use your child's interests to ignite a lifelong love of learning by Connor Boyack( Book )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Schooling has become a disaster. Your child's interests and uniqueness are disregarded, and structured curriculum and standards like Common Core place them on a conveyor belt that treats all children the same. This system crushes a child's curiosity. Your child deserves better! There is a better way: one that ensures your child sees learning as a joy and provides you, the parent, with a much less stressful way to educate and empower your son or daughter"--Amazon.com
The ultimate history lesson( Visual )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Ultimate History Lesson is presented as a five-hour interview session memorializing Gatto's research, publications and life experiences. Each hour focuses on examining the evolution of ideas which manifest today in the phenomenon of "public schooling."
Dumbing us down : the hidden curriculum of compulsory schooling by John Taylor Gatto( Recording )

3 editions published between 2004 and 2012 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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. With over 100,000 copies in print since its original publication in 2002, this book is collection of essays and speeches and includes a describes the wide-spread impact of the book and Gatto's "guerrilla teaching." 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 North America, his other books include Weapons of Mass Instruction: A Schoolteacher's Journey Through the Dark World of Compulsory Schooling, (audio, Post Hypnotic Press 2012, print, New Society Press, 2009), A Different Kind of Teacher (Berkeley Hills Books, 2001), and The Underground History of American Education (Oxford Village Press, 2000)
A few lessons they won't forget : the disgrace of modern schooling by John Taylor Gatto( Recording )

in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Classrooms of the heart : John Gatto's last New York City classroom - 1991( Visual )

1 edition published in 1991 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Documents John Taylor Gatto, 8th-grade teacher at Booker T. Washington Junior High School in Harlem, and his nontraditional approach to education. Gatto downplays testing and formal schooling in favor of apprentice programs and education for life
Educating your children in modern times : raising an intelligent, sovereign & ethical human being by John Taylor Gatto( Book )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Educating your child in modern times : raising an intelligent, sovereign & ethical human being by John Taylor Gatto( Recording )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Introduces parents to the perils and pitfalls of modern compulsory schooling in the hopes of awakening a desire in them and need to seek out alternative approaches to educating their children
Tyranny of government schooling by John Taylor Gatto( Recording )

1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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A different kind of teacher : solving the crisis of American schooling
Alternative Names
Gatto, John

Gatto, John T.

John Taylor Gatto Amerikaans onderwijzer

John Taylor Gatto amerikai író és iskolatanár

John Taylor Gatto US-amerikanischer Lehrer, Autor und Redner

Taylor Gatto, John

Џон Тејлор Гато

جون تايلور جاتو

개토, 존 테일러

존 테일러 가토

ガット, ジョン・テイラー

ジョン・テイラー・ガット

约翰·泰勒·盖托

Languages
English (121)

German (2)

Japanese (2)

Korean (2)

Chinese (1)

Hindi (1)

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Weapons of mass instruction : a schoolteacher's journey through the dark world of compulsory schoolingThe underground history of American education : a schoolteacher's intimate investigation into the problem of modern schoolingThe exhausted school : bending the bars of traditional educationDumbing us down : the hidden curriculum of compulsory schoolingVerdummt noch mal! : der unsichtbare Lehrplan oder was Kinder in der Schule wirklich lernen = Dumbing us downThe underground history of American education : a schoolteacher's intimate investigation into the problem of modern schooling