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Dumbing Us Down: The Hidden Curriculum of Compulsory Schooling

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This course is recommended for health care professionals, especially psychologists, counselors, social workers, and nurses who seek knowledge about theories on the US educational system and the needs for reform. Whether unfamiliar or familiar with some of the concepts involved in this material, you can benefit from information in this course.
Mr. Gatto updates his theories on how the U.S. educational system cranks out students the way Detroit cranks out Buicks. He contends that students are more programmed to conform to economic and social norms rather than really taught to think.

This course is based on the book, Dumbing Us Down: The Hidden Curriculum of Compulsory Schooling created by John Taylor Gatto in 0.

Course Material Author

John Taylor Gatto

John Taylor Gatto is an award-winning teacher from New York’s Manhattan public schools. He has been New York State Teacher of the Year and is currently recognized as a leading voice in the call for reform of public school curriculum throughout the country. His 26 years of teaching have led Mr. Gatto to advocate a radical transformation of state schooling.

Course Creator

Keith Gibson, Ph.D.

Course Objectives:

  1. to be able to institute suggestions offered to help young people grow and thrive

  2. to examine compulsory education with a critical eye

  3. to learn more about critical thinking and its importance in the education of young people

  4. to become familiar with needed reforms of our public schools

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