A Different Kind of Teacher: Solving the Crisis of American Schooling
Berkeley Hills Books, 2000 - 230 pages
Gatto analyzes the roots of the modern American education system, outlining prescriptions for revitalizing the system, advocating greater emphasis on critical analysis, creativity, practicality, and real-world exposure in the curriculum. He calls on educators and administrators to acknowledge student's need for a spiritual and ethical framework upon which to build a good life.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - morningsidefamily - LibraryThing
Four stars for sheer provocation. Whatever you think about Gatto's sometimes paranoid assertions, he really thinks outside the box, and he really believes in guerilla education. This is a different kind of empowerment. Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - montano - LibraryThing
A compelling argument against the system of institutional schooling now in practice in the United States. John Gatto was voted Teacher of the Year in New York state 3 times so he is in a unique ... Read full review