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« on: April 01, 2005, 06:41:42 pm »

Details of Homeschooling

About the problem of the schooling systems

Education

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  • Back to Basics Reform by Charlotte Thomson Iserbyt
    Current fight for good vs bad education in the schooling system, not deconstructing it. See ToC in next post.

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« Reply #1 on: April 03, 2005, 07:18:06 am »

Back to Basics Reform
by C. Iserbyt

Contents

1 Introduction
3 U.S.Department of Education funding Skinnerian Mastery Learning programs
3 Arizona educators denounce federally-funded operant conditioning programs
4 NEA promotes Mastery Learning
6 National Diffusion Network pushes Skinnerian programs for disadvantaged
8 Well-known educator denounces Skinnerian programs in letter to President Carter
9 Goal is to put Skinnerian Mastery Learning in all schools of the nation
10 Spady admits Mastery Learning is affective education and behavior modification
11 Are the New Basics what you think they are??
12 Maryland calls for mandatory community service
12 Educator admits higher order skills are values clarification
13 Critical thinking on educators agenda since 1941
14 Internationalists want new values modifying existing beliefs
14 Washington state legislature pushing for Office of Human Intellect
15 Same social engineers called on to help develop thinking skills curriculum
16 Bloom's definition of purpose of education and teaching explain decline in test scores
16 K-12 curriculum for citizenship in one world government
17 North Carolina superintendent denies officials access to competencies
18 U.S. Department of Education funds used to control textbook content
18 National curriculum almost in place
19 OECD states need to transport software across national boundaries
20 Mastery Learning to be used world-wide
21 International consensus on what is worth learning
22 No one will get between your child and that curriculum
24 Educators complain that students' prior conceptions are obstacles to new learning
24 Teachers need to be retrained to focus on individual needs
25 Secretary Bell knew all students would have IEPs
26 Teachers who resist retraining won't receive merit pay
26 Teachers are waking up!
26 Total accountability (control) not yet institutionalized
28 No one will escape system's control
29 Very few of them understand what they're building
30 Mastery Learning plugs into MBO like a hand slips into a glove
31 Federally-funded goals collection blatantly declares what will take place in the next twenty years
32 Therapy continues to be name of education game
32 Enforcement of Pupil Rights Amendment threatens world government curriculum
33 Government to operate through Skinnerian techniques?
33 Congress will act if enough Americans demand an investigation
34 State Departments of Education must also be abolished
34 Only you can sink the treacherous iceberg called Education for World Citizenship
36 References
39 Important ML/OBE Quotes
40 Index
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« Reply #3 on: September 24, 2005, 05:09:34 am »

MIT OpenCourseWare

Dictionary of Philosophical Terms and Names

Stephen's Guide to the Logical Fallacies
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I recently tested the above link and my browser just clocked, so I found this one.

The State Hermitage Museum St. Petersburg, Russia which includes a kick ass Virtual Tour (I'm stuck in the Pompeii Room as I post this)

I'll edit this when I add more, rather than add a Reply. I know I have another good philosophy course link and it's in this forum somewhere. I'll find that and add it in later.

Editing to add this in from elk's apology for his grammar
Linda Schrock Taylor's articles kick ass
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When I first meet a remedial reading class, whether at the elementary, high school, or college level, I begin by offering them a choice. I explain that they can either learn to read using the "I Haven't Had That Word Yet" method, which means that they will have to be taught, and memorize, around 250,000 words to be an exceptional reader; or… they can learn: 26 ABC's, 29 Rules, and 70 Spellings for 44 Sounds. They always choose the second method, especially since they have a head start in that they usually know those ABC's.

I have found that Romalda Spalding, with 29 rules, created a logical presentation of the information we need to be good spellers. Mrs. Sanseri added points that clarify and improve retention in my students.
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This article follows the previous column regarding the spelling rules. In this you will learn: the simple Code; the advanced Code; and the six syllable types to assist you in improving reading, spelling, and writing.

Too often schools, if they teach any Code at all, teach only an incidental version of the simple Code. But to be a skilled speller, writer, and reader, one needs to methodically learn the entire Code and the rules for its usage. We use the letters of the alphabet, often alone; often in two's: in some instances in groups of three or four, to represent the speech sounds. These pieces of the Code are called phonograms – a word containing the Greek roots for 'sound' and 'written down'. So…we use phonograms to record sound…i.e. to spell. When a phonogram represents two or more sounds, the sounds are in the descending order of frequency in the English language.
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« Reply #4 on: February 05, 2006, 08:11:41 pm »

I'd have to say http://ocw.mit.edu/index.html is about the best thing around.  You have access to any sort of learning you want.  Good link RagnarDanneskjold for the MIT OpenCourseWare link.  Might as well use it than be brainwashed by professors you can't pick and choose.  College is great for some but man, I wish I would have had that even 5 years ago!
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« Reply #5 on: February 08, 2006, 12:50:57 am »

I'd have to say http://ocw.mit.edu/index.html is about the best thing around.  You have access to any sort of learning you want.  Good link RagnarDanneskjold for the MIT OpenCourseWare link.  Might as well use it than be brainwashed by professors you can't pick and choose.  College is great for some but man, I wish I would have had that even 5 years ago!

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The Mayor is the Problem
The flagpole is the answer
We hung the first one
We can hang another one

The Firesign Theatre - from the album Boom Dot Bust

Dear Government
You are a ass shit.

A note from my younger son when he was 3.

When rights are outlawed, only outlaws will have rights. - Me


Round up everybody who can ride a horse or pull a trigger. Let's break out some Winchesters.  - John Wayne (Chisum)

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« Reply #6 on: February 09, 2006, 10:01:09 am »

I am intrigued by the Robinson Curriculum approach; even for those who don't home school, it offers an excellent supplemental reading list. I grabbed a couple of G.A. Henty books from the local library--True to the Old Flag and Cow-Boy and Redskin--and I tell you whut, Boomhauer, that feller could write.
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« Reply #7 on: March 22, 2006, 01:16:13 pm »

Dervish posted a link to one article on this site, but I just found it while doing research for an article, and I think it's an amazing resource:

http://www.homeschooling.gomilpitas.com/
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« Reply #8 on: March 26, 2006, 12:15:25 am »

I knew I had this link somewhere. Just found it again:
Importance of Philosophy

And there's http://www.unschooling.org and http://www.unschooling.com
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We can hang another one

The Firesign Theatre - from the album Boom Dot Bust

Dear Government
You are a ass shit.

A note from my younger son when he was 3.

When rights are outlawed, only outlaws will have rights. - Me


Round up everybody who can ride a horse or pull a trigger. Let's break out some Winchesters.  - John Wayne (Chisum)

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« Reply #9 on: March 26, 2006, 07:13:56 pm »

I used this as a list of good books for my kids to read or have read to them.  You can also read the original Charlotte Mason series here.

http://www.amblesideonline.org/

"...Ambleside Online, a free curriculum designed to be as close as possible to the curriculum that Charlotte Mason used in her own PNEU schools. Our goal is to be true to Charlotte Mason's high literary standards. Ambleside Online uses the highest quality books and costs no more than the cost of texts. The curriculum uses as many free online books as possible, and there is no cost to use this information or join the support group."
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We hung the first one
We can hang another one

The Firesign Theatre - from the album Boom Dot Bust

Dear Government
You are a ass shit.

A note from my younger son when he was 3.

When rights are outlawed, only outlaws will have rights. - Me


Round up everybody who can ride a horse or pull a trigger. Let's break out some Winchesters.  - John Wayne (Chisum)

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« Reply #11 on: April 22, 2006, 12:32:32 am »

Here's a good link. Critical Thinking Web

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Welcome. This is an educational web site on critical thinking, logic, scientific reasoning, creativity, and other aspects of thinking skills. There are over a hundred online tutorials. Here are some examples :

What is critical thinking?
Argument analysis
Venn diagrams
Sentential Logic
Scientific reasoning
Creativity
Introducing philosophy
Please see our sitemap for a full list of topics.

This site is a collaborative project between Dr. Joe Lau (University of Hong Kong) and Dr. Jonathan Chan (Hong Kong Baptist University).

About this project
Free download! "A Mini Guide to Critical Thinking" (PDF)
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The Mayor is the Problem
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The Firesign Theatre - from the album Boom Dot Bust

Dear Government
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A note from my younger son when he was 3.

When rights are outlawed, only outlaws will have rights. - Me


Round up everybody who can ride a horse or pull a trigger. Let's break out some Winchesters.  - John Wayne (Chisum)

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« Reply #12 on: May 07, 2006, 02:39:57 am »

How's about this one. There are links to books to purchase at Amazon, etc. But if you invest a little time you can find free gems, like this for instance.
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The Mayor is the Problem
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We hung the first one
We can hang another one

The Firesign Theatre - from the album Boom Dot Bust

Dear Government
You are a ass shit.

A note from my younger son when he was 3.

When rights are outlawed, only outlaws will have rights. - Me


Round up everybody who can ride a horse or pull a trigger. Let's break out some Winchesters.  - John Wayne (Chisum)

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« Reply #13 on: August 05, 2006, 04:52:32 am »

Serendipity abounds.

The link I included in the Communsim thread to the Harrison Bergeron blurb let me to an interesting site. That particular link was one for a philosophy discussion. So, I investigated and it took me here. Poke around a bit. She has links to online copies of books.

I also read about her husband's illness and subsequent death. Yes, I'm too easily distracted.
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The Mayor is the Problem
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We hung the first one
We can hang another one

The Firesign Theatre - from the album Boom Dot Bust

Dear Government
You are a ass shit.

A note from my younger son when he was 3.

When rights are outlawed, only outlaws will have rights. - Me


Round up everybody who can ride a horse or pull a trigger. Let's break out some Winchesters.  - John Wayne (Chisum)

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« Reply #14 on: October 15, 2006, 12:51:57 am »

It was suggested we add this link to Deschooling Society by Ivan Illich.
This document is available online courtesy of Paul Knatz and PK Imaging.

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    [li]INTRODUCTION[/li]
    [li]1. WHY WE MUST DISESTABLISH SCHOOL[/li]
    [li]2. PHENOMENOLOGY OF SCHOOL[/li]
    [li]3. RITUALIZATION OF PROGRESS[/li]
    [li]4. INSTITUTIONAL SPECTRUM[/li]
    [li]5. IRRATIONAL CONSISTENCIES[/li]
    [li]6. LEARNING WEBS[/li]
    [li]7. REBIRTH OF EPIMETHEAN MAN[/li]
    [li]ABOUT THE AUTHOR[/li][/size]
    [/list]


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    I owe my interest in public education to Everett Reimer. Until we first met in Puerto Rico in 1958, I had never questioned the value of extending obligatory schooling to all people. Together we have come to realize that for most men the right to learn is curtailed by the obligation to attend school. The essays given at CIDOC and gathered in this book grew out of memoranda which I submitted to him, and which we discussed during 1970, the thirteenth year of our dialogue. The last chapter contains my afterthoughts on a conversation with Erich Fromm on Bachofen's Mutterrecht.

    Since 1967 Reimer and I have met regularly at the Center for Intercultural Documentation (CIDOC) in Cuernavaca, Mexico. Valentine Borremans, the director of the Center, also joined our dialogue, and constantly urged me to test our thinking against the realities of Latin America and Africa. This book reflects her conviction that the ethos, not just the institutions, of society ought to be "deschooled."

    Universal education through schooling is not feasible. It would be no more feasible if it were attempted by means of alternative institutions built on the style of present schools. Neither new attitudes of teachers toward their pupils nor the proliferation of educational hardware or software (in classroom or bedroom), nor finally the attempt to expand the pedagogue's responsibility until it engulfs his pupils' lifetimes will deliver universal education. The current search for new educational funnels must be reversed into the search for their institutional inverse: educational webs which heighten the opportunity for each one to transform each moment of his living into one of learning, sharing, and caring. We hope to contribute concepts needed by those who conduct such counterfoil research on education — and also to those who seek alternatives to other established service industries.

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    The Mayor is the Problem
    The flagpole is the answer
    We hung the first one
    We can hang another one

    The Firesign Theatre - from the album Boom Dot Bust

    Dear Government
    You are a ass shit.

    A note from my younger son when he was 3.

    When rights are outlawed, only outlaws will have rights. - Me


    Round up everybody who can ride a horse or pull a trigger. Let's break out some Winchesters.  - John Wayne (Chisum)
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