Stephen Downes

Knowledge, Learning, Community
Perhaps prompted by the flurry of back-to-school articles, there has been a renewed interest in the concept of the dumbing-down of education (or whatever you want to call it). This link is to a nice set of background resources, including works by Illich and Dewey. John Hibbs pointed readers to Harper's September feature article, 'Against School', by John Taylor Gatto (not online yet). Steve Giesel linked to Gatto's book, The Underground History of American Education.

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