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Gatto, John Taylor

Overview
Works: 41 works in 129 publications in 6 languages and 5,413 library holdings
Genres: Biography  History  Conference proceedings  Juvenile works  Television feature stories 
Roles: Author, Interviewee, Instrumentalist, Editor
Classifications: LC131, 370.973
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works about John Taylor Gatto
 
Most widely held works by John Taylor Gatto
Weapons of mass instruction : a schoolteacher's journey through the dark world of compulsory schooling by John Taylor Gatto( Book )
15 editions published between 2008 and 2012 in English and held by 921 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The author accuses compulsory education methods of stifling imaginations and critical thinking skills, and discusses individuals such as Thomas Edison, John D. Rockefeller, Andrew Carnegie, who are considered to have exceptional minds, even though they but did not follow traditional education paths
A different kind of teacher : solving the crisis of American schooling by John Taylor Gatto( Book )
8 editions published between 2000 and 2006 in English and Korean and held by 890 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."
The underground history of American education : a schoolteacher's intimate investigation into the problem of modern schooling by John Taylor Gatto( Book )
12 editions published between 2000 and 2006 in English and held by 641 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
Dumbing us down : the hidden curriculum of compulsory schooling by John Taylor Gatto( )
19 editions published between 1991 and 2010 in English and held by 370 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Offers a treatise on public education. Thirty years of award-winning teaching in New York City's public schools led the author to the sad conclusion that compulsory governmental schooling does little but teach young people to follow orders as cogs in the industrial machine
The Exhausted school : the first national grassroots speakout on the right to school choice : Carnegie Hall, New York City ( Book )
5 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 237 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The war on kids ( Visual )
3 editions published between 2009 and 2012 in English and held by 184 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 : bending the bars of traditional education ( Book )
4 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 104 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Ken Kesey's One flew over the cuckoo's nest : a critical commentary by John Taylor Gatto( Book )
5 editions published between 1975 and 1998 in English and held by 81 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Bobby Susser songs for children early learning sing-along by Bobby Susser( Recording )
1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 55 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 44 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( )
1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 21 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
The major works of H.P. Lovecraft : a critical commentary by John Taylor Gatto( Book )
2 editions published in 1977 in English and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Verdummt noch mal! : der unsichtbare Lehrplan oder was Kinder in der Schule wirklich lernen = Dumbing us down by John Taylor Gatto( Book )
1 edition published in 2009 in German and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The ultimate history lesson ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 4 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."
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 4 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
Dumbing us down the hidden curriculum of compulsory schooling by John Taylor Gatto( Recording )
2 editions published between 2004 and 2012 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Thirty years of ... teaching in New York City's public schools led [the author] to the sad conclusion that compulsory government schooling has nothing to do with education, doing little but teaching young people to conform to the economy and the social order. [This book] reveals the ... reality of today's school system and [is helpful] for parents seeking alternatives to it. [This book is] relevant in setting the agenda for a complete overhaul of how we educate our children - and for what.-Back cover
Shang xue zhen de you yong ma? by John Taylor Gatto( Book )
1 edition published in 2010 in Chinese and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The author accuses compulsory education methods of stifling imaginations and critical thinking skills, and discusses individuals such as Thomas Edison, John D. Rockefeller, Andrew Carnegie, who are considered to have exceptional minds, even though they but did not follow traditional education paths
Tasty by Good Rats (Musical group)( Recording )
2 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 2 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
 
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Alternative Names
Gatto, John
Gatto, John T.
Taylor Gatto, John
ガット, ジョン・テイラー
Languages
English (102)
Korean (2)
German (1)
Japanese (1)
Chinese (1)
Hindi (1)
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