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ARTICLES ON EDUCATIONAL TOPICS
 
 
 
ADHD: A linking page for items concerning the issue of Attention Deficit Disorder and related school problems. 
 
Am I Really Qualifed to Teach my Children? - Some Thoughts on This Common and Provocative Question, by Richard Prystowsky
 
Alternatives in Education: Waldorf, Montessori, Holistic, Home Education - a linking page of articles on these varieties of alternative education
 
Children's Rights and Choices - a linking page of articles and books about schools based on relationships that take children's rights and choices seriously - teaching issues, histories, problems and global solutions
 
The Art of Doing Nothing, an article on teaching by Hanna Greenberg, Sudbury Valley School style

The Golden Age of Homeschooling, by Helen Hegener, co-editor of Home Education Magazine

Bullying - a program series from NPR, starting in 1996, on this crucial topic.  

Books to Prisoners (plus an ACLU report on the injustices in the administration of our juvenile justice laws)
  
The Constitution and Due Process, an essay by Kenneth Pennington, PhD, Syracuse University, concerning refusal of due process to immigrants
 
The Continuum Concept, by Jean Liedloff, an interview with Chris Mercogliano in the Journal for Living on this revolutionary perspective on childrearing for the 21st century!
 
EdUcational Accountability, an essay by Robin Martin
 
Exceptional Teachers - some of their writings
 
Has Higher Education Abandoned its Students? by William H. Willimon
 
Home Learning - by Peter Kilborn - a vivid account of one family's experience.
 
Index of articles, reviews, and so on, from fourteen years of SKOLE, the Journal of Alternative Education and other sources. Available at Indexsk.htm
 
To order reprints of an article, or a back copy of the issue of the journal from which it was taken, or of the three-volume anthology of SKOLE articles, Challenging the Giant, click here

John Taylor Gatto page - all of the articles/letters/commentary originally published in SKOLE, the Journal of Alternative Education

 
The Lancaster System - a nineteenth century system for teaching reading and writing to poor children that really worked - invented by an English Quaker, Joseph Lancaster, it used students as monitors and teachers, and was very inexpensive to administer.
 
Beyond theIndigo Children and the Coming of the Fifth World - by P.M.H. Atwater
 
On Community, by Scott Peck, from The Different Drum, Chapter Three
 
The Play Principle, by Jeffrey L. Peyton
 
Richard Rodriguez, on the future - racial and ethnic miscengenation in America - a brilliant talk given to California librarians
 
Schooling the Imagination, by Todd Oppenheimer - Waldorf schools, which began in the esoteric mind of the Austrian philosopher Rudolph Steiner, have forged a unique blend of progressive and traditional teaching methods that seem to achieve impressive results -- intellectual, social, even moral.
 
Summerhill: For and For, by Mary M, Leue ... well, you can't be against Summerhill!
 
The United States of America: A Social Diagnosis, by André Houle
 
Tools Crtitical for the Success of Homeschooling, by Peter Ernest Haiman