‘School Is A Prison!’ – Dr Peter Gray Interviewed on Freedomain Radio.mp4
A very good author on Self-Directed Learning is Peter Gray. He’s a Psychology professor at Boston College and has been researching the topic of self-directed learning and forced schooling for decades. He has compiled much evidence demonstrating the detrimental effects of compulsory schooling and the myriad of problems resulting from the decline of freedom in our children’s lives and their lack of opportunities to “just play” in our over-scheduled and performance focused society. Click here for his Ted Talk on the decline of play in our society and it’s correlation with the rise of mental disorders in children.
This is an interview with Dr. Gray on the ways children learn best and his controversial assertion that schools are by definition prisons.