Learning Unleashed: Re-Imagining and Re-Purposing Our Schools

Learning Unleashed: Re-Imagining and Re-Purposing Our Schools

by Evonne E. Rogers

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Overview

Children enter the world curiously hard-wired for creativity and imagination. After a few short years of school, something drastically changes for them. Why? There is an unmistakable and deliberate attempt to control the learning of young people who find themselves sitting in our schools. The industrial model of schooling has taken its toll and victims without remorse. It programs curious young minds to become helpless, dependent, and compliant. It is manipulation and malpractice, but few seem to notice or care. After years of observing and participating in some of these questionable practices herself, Evonne decided it was time to tell the truth about schools. With a credible and strong voice, Evonne tackles the sacred school rituals that are rarely questioned and widely accepted as normal. She transparently leads the reader through firmly-held and often faulty assumptions about schooling practices. She offers common sense solutions that challenge us to re-imagine how we do school in this country. With strong conviction, passion, and a call to action, she encourages us to hear and listen to the voices of our children who are crying out for the freedom to learn."

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781475829204
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date: 08/30/2016
Pages: 152
Product dimensions: 5.97(w) x 8.96(h) x 0.43(d)

About the Author

Evonne Espey Rogers has served as an educator in three states: Pennsylvania, Maryland, and California. Having spent her entire life in and around schools, she cares deeply about teaching and learning. Visit her online: www.evonnerogers.net | www.facebook.com/Schools4Learning.

Table of Contents

Preface
Acknowledgments
Chapter One: “Home” School
Chapter Two: The Kindergarten Experiment
Chapter Three: Eight Years of This?
Chapter Four: Neighborhoods – A Lost Oasis
Chapter Five: School DAZE
Chapter Six: Schools of Education
Chapter Seven: Leadership Lessons
Chapter Eight: Exposing the Truth
Chapter Nine: Voices from the Field
Chapter Ten: Out of the Box
Chapter Eleven: Ten “UN” commandments (Part 1)
Chapter Twelve: Ten “UN” commandments (Part 2)
Chapter Thirteen: The Recovery Process
Conclusion: Finding Our Moral Compass
Bibliography
About the Author
Index

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