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Against School: How public education cripples our kids, and why
Gatto, John Taylor
An essay by a retired teacher on the infantilization of children by the public school system. This intellectual history of US public school curiculum reveals that it was conceived as a democratic mea...
Death of the university?
As universities have turned into businesses, so students have turned into consumers. There is, however, a fundamental difference between being a student and being a consumer. Education is not a produc...
Exploring Alternatives: Free Schools
Moffatt, Gary; Westley, Dennis
Since our schools and universities are unwilling to adopt basic, or even moderate, reform, the only way to achieve a worthwhile education is through free schools.
Foreword to A.S. Neill: Summerhill - A Radical Approach to Child Rearing
A. S. Neill's system is a radical approach to child rearing. His book Summerhill is of great importance because it represents the true principle of education without fear.
Free Speech and Acceptable Truths: Statement of the Alumni for Responsible Speech
Alumni for Responsible Speech (Ulli Diemer)
While we support freedom of speech and academic freedom, we believe that university administrations have a duty to provide a safe learning environment in which students and faculty are protected by in...
Goodman, Paul: Connexipedia Article
American sociologist, poet, writer, anarchist, social critic, and public intellectual. (1911-1972).
Living and Learning: The Report of the Provincial Committee on Aims and Objectives of Education in the Schools of Ontario
Hall, E.M.; Dennis, L.A.
The "Hall-Dennis" Report, proposing new objectives and direction in education in Ontario.
Resource Manual for A Living Revolution: A Handbook of Skills & Tools for Social Change Activists
Coover, Virginia, Deacon, Ellen, Esser, Charles, Moore, Christopher
A manual for people who are concerned or angered by the deterioration of our society and who, because they have some sense that their efforts can have an effect on change, are looking for tools to tra...
Skills Mania: Snake Oil in Our Schools?
Davis argues that the purpose of education should not be primarily that of teaching skills useful in the job market.
We Make the Road By Walking: Conversations on education and social change
Horton, Myles; Freire, Paulo
Horton, the founder of the Highlander Folk School, and Freire, a Brazilian education leader, are from two different backgrounds, but their shared views on the use of participatory education in bringin...