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Gatto, John Taylor

Overview
Works: 44 works in 124 publications in 4 languages and 5,186 library holdings
Genres: Biography  History  Conference proceedings  Juvenile works  Television feature stories 
Roles: 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 )
7 editions published between 2000 and 2002 in English and held by 893 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." "Part Three: The Search for Meaning, describes some of the results of Gatto's search for the purposes and goals of education and life. Although this section comes last in the book, the effort it records comes first in any serious exploration of what and how we teach our children." "In A Different Kind of Teacher, John Gatto opens readers' eyes to what the American system of education really is, what it ought to be, and what steps can be taken to reach that goal."--Jacket
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 835 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
The underground history of American education : a schoolteacher's intimate investigation into the problem of modern schooling by John Taylor Gatto ( Book )
8 editions published between 2000 and 2003 in English and held by 522 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 294 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 )
3 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 239 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The underground history of American education : a schoolteacher's intimate investigation into the prison of modern schooling by John Taylor Gatto ( Book )
3 editions published between 2003 and 2006 in English and held by 118 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The war on kids ( Visual )
3 editions published between 2009 and 2012 in English and held by 117 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
When victims of oppression are considered inherently inferior, little thought is given to the imposition of psychological abuse or the persistent and often capricious measures of establishing control. Even attitudes regarding physical punishment become morally blurred. While many documentaries have shed light on the chronic educational famine of the inner-city child, there has been no film to date that deals with the inescapable oppressive abuse that all children in America, regardless of race or class, face. Through zero tolerance, the excessive and invasive use of security measures, abuse of perscription drugs, and an educational system that is modeled after the penal system, a war has truly been waged on the kids of America
The exhausted school : bending the bars of traditional education ( Book )
4 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 105 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Ken Kesey's One flew over the cuckoo's nest : a critical commentary by John Taylor Gatto ( Book )
4 editions published between 1975 and 1998 in English and held by 83 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 57 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
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 18 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 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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 9 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 exhausted school : the first national grassroots speakout on the right to school choice ( Book )
2 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 5 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
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
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."
Tasty by Good Rats (Musical group) ( Recording )
1 edition 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 (99)
German (1)
Korean (1)
Hindi (1)
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