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Dr Peter Gray Peter Gray 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 […]

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Children with severe social, emotional or behavioural disorders are the least welcome in schools. from www.shutterstock.com Children with disabilities are frequently discriminated against in Australian schools. It’s an issue that has been ongoing for years, with reports showing that little has improved since 2002. Exclusion practices – dubbed as “gatekeeping” […]

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Research shows that female academics and those with family commitments were more likely to be bullied. www.shutterstock.com A study of more than 22,000 university staff shows that academics in regional universities were more likely to experience bullying compared to those at other types of universities. The survey, which looked at […]

This excerpt is from John Taylor Gatto's new book, Weapons of Mass Instruction. He has given permission to re-print his Bartleby Project proposal on the internet un-cut and not for profit. The goal of the project is to strike at the heart of one of the central directives of the […]