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A Different Kind of Teacher: Solving the Crisis of American Schooling
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Berkeley Hills Books
Publication date January 1, 2001
Binding Hardcover
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9781893163218
ISBN-10 1893163210
Dimensions 1 by 6.25 by 9.50 in.
Weight 1.20 lbs.
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Original list price $23.00
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Summary
A hard-hitting collection of essays and articles written by a New York City school teacher exposes a system designed to promote economic and business interests and advocates a greater emphasis on teaching critical thinking skills. (view table of contents)
Amazon.com description: Product Description: John Taylor Gatto analyzes the roots of the modern American education system, detailing how it was designed to foster economic interests and facilitate management of the labor force. He then outlines ways to revitalize the system, advocating greater emphasis on critical analysis, creativity, practicality, and real-world exposure in the curriculum. He also calls on educators and administrators to acknowledge young people's need for a spiritual and ethical framework upon which to build a good life.

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Hardcover
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from Berkeley Hills Books (January 1, 2001)
9781893163218 | details & prices | 6.25 × 9.50 × 1.00 in. | 1.20 lbs | List price $23.00
About: A collection of essays and articles written by a New York City teacher exposes a system designed to promote economic and business interests and advocates a greater emphasis on teaching critical thinking skills.
Paperback
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from Berkeley Hills Books (April 1, 2002)
9781893163409 | details & prices | 6.25 × 9.00 × 0.75 in. | 0.72 lbs | List price $15.00
About: A collection of essays and articles written by a New York City teacher exposes a system designed to promote economic and business interests and advocates a greater emphasis on teaching critical thinking skills.

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