A provocative, practical response to the crisis in our schools, this book argues boldly for replacing compulsory schooling with a wide variety of home, neighborhood, and community-based educational efforts. Hern examines how the day-to-day experience of school teaches subservience, deadens children's natural love of learning, undercuts their self-esteem, and limits indepenA provocative, practical response to the crisis in our schools, this book argues boldly for replacing compulsory schooling with a wide variety of home, neighborhood, and community-based educational efforts. Hern examines how the day-to-day experience of school teaches subservience, deadens children's natural love of learning, undercuts their self-esteem, and limits independent thought....
|Title||:||Deschooling Our Lives|
|Number of Pages||:||150 Pages|
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Deschooling Our Lives Reviews
A decent group of essays describing why school sucks and how you can get a life of learning back.Although, it is worth noting that notable authors in the book have since abandoned any hope of school reform altogether, one in particular became pointedly hostile toward the concept of any school.That is to say, this is not a concrete manual, but an assemblage of ideas about education/learning.
This book came into my life unexpectedly at a most opportune time. I cant even count how many inspiring reading sessions i shared with this book. The chapters are broken up into extremely manageable excerpts of 3-5 pages, each one packing punches in the face of our conventional wisdom about what schools should be. Over and over, i was reminded of my own academic struggles and disinterest as well as the times when i learned the most, willingly, usually on my own or with "teachers" of my choosing. yes, schooling is overwhelmingly about control. The young people who have rebelled, have brought us some of the most vibrant trends and traditions in our culture. I kept thinking back to a book, "cant stop, wont stop", that i read last month. It highlighted the indomitable spirit of youth in the Bronx, in the context of massive and wholesale disinvestment. In the midst of urban decay, ablaze all around them, they formed tribal gangs for survival and then a street art culture that has spread across the globe. They did NOT learn that shit in school. True expression and survival is often found outside of school walls.This book is absolutely necessary reading, that quickly verbalizes the subconscious misgivings we all probably feel about institutionalized education.btw. I'm 12 books in to my "52 book challenge" and I am on a natural high from the constant waves of inspiration. This has already been a profoundly reflective and energizing experience and a perfect example of self-guided learning.
For those interested in learning the difference between home schooling and de schooling - this books is about de schooling. It is a very pro deschooling book and is made up of a variety of essays from a variety of individuals (including Gatto and Illich) - A great book to introduce the concept of de schooling. Easy to read because of how book is divided.Edited by a graduate of Goddard and some essays are from Goddard faculity.
great home education resourceThis would make a nice addition to anyone's personal library.
Rather than a cohesive narrative, this is a series of essays on the ideas of de-schooling. Interesting pieces, but not what I expected.
I enjoyed some of the articles more than others.
This is a book that is changing my life already. I've always been disenchanted with schools, in a vague way, and this collection of essays has clarified my reasons and given me sight of a new way.
Such an excellent and important book. A wonderful starting point for education reform reading, self-directed learning, and an introduction to many unschooling and natural ed philosophies.
I liked some essays better than others. I liked reading a new perspective on learning.
good overview of the Deschooling approach by some of its top advocates