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SCHOOL: an Exposé – A Unique And Provocative Book, Written for Parents And Young Teachers.

July 29
20:58 2022
SCHOOL: an Exposé - A Unique And Provocative Book, Written for Parents And Young Teachers.

We don’t live in a Soviet state – so why do we have a state-prescribed curriculum with a command-and-control, state-planned school system and policing by fearful central inspectors? And since we don’t live in a Maoist one-party state why are all young people subject to “behaviour management” and sent to special units for re-education, and teachers required to report suspicious behaviour to the police?

This is a unique and provocative book, written for parents and young teachers. Dr. Saville Kushner – a prominent educational research professor – gives us an uncompromising insight into the realities of the misshapen school our politicians of all hues have bequeathed us. Along the way, and not always comfortably, he busts well-accepted myths of schooling – that a Grade A can be distinguished from a C grade; that all kids, rich and poor, whatever gender and ethnicity, can have the same opportunity to succeed; and that we can somehow measure the competence of a teacher. He exposes the absurdity of teaching the same thing in the same way to children in Berwick, Burnley and Barnet.  

Starting with the simple assumption that classrooms are places for teaching and learning Saville challenges us to think again. Before we get to teaching and learning there are politics, ideology, culture, resource competition, personal histories all being played out in the classroom, all highly influential and all having to be resolved. Given that we force 30+ volatile youngsters into tiny, walled spaces for 15,000 hours of their early life, the dominant task of schools is ‘crowd-control’.  Removing one of the foundation blocks of English schooling, he takes on another common myth – that what is taught is what is learned, showing that this is far from what is already known about how young people respond to education and how young people learn.

We send our children every day to a place that is shrouded in myths and misconceptions, parents too readily assuming that they go to spend the day learning. Saville lifts the shrouds and reveals both fascinating and worrying realities. But he also shows us what a good quality of education looks like, taking examples like Summerhill School, the International Baccalaureate and the Italian Reggio Emilia school system. Do parents really know where they send their kids every day? Don’t they have the right to know? Isn’t it healthy for our democracy that parents are equipped to ask searching questions about the education of their children?

There is no other book like this, but there ought to be. Important issues for our democracy are hotly debated: climate change, economic crisis, the collapse of parliamentary authority, the quality of policing. But there is little public debate, much less argument, over how we create new futures and a new society by educating our young people. This book is designed to provoke much-needed debate and to promote the parent’s ‘right to know’.

School: An exposé” is self published by Saville Kushner.

Dated: April 24, 2022

Available at: https://www.amazon.com/School-expos%C3%A9-Saville-Kushner-ebook/dp/B09YRXDJQD/

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We don’t live in a Soviet state – so why do we have a state-prescribed curriculum with a command-and-control, state-planned school system and policing by fearful central inspectors? And since we don’t live in a Maoist one-party state why are all young people subject to “behaviour management” and sent to special units for re-education, and teachers required to report suspicious behaviour to the police?

This is a unique and provocative book, written for parents and young teachers. Dr. Saville Kushner – a prominent educational research professor – gives us an uncompromising insight into the realities of the misshapen school our politicians of all hues have bequeathed us. Along the way, and not always comfortably, he busts well-accepted myths of schooling – that a Grade A can be distinguished from a C grade; that all kids, rich and poor, whatever gender and ethnicity, can have the same opportunity to succeed; and that we can somehow measure the competence of a teacher. He exposes the absurdity of teaching the same thing in the same way to children in Berwick, Burnley and Barnet. 

Starting with the simple assumption that classrooms are places for teaching and learning Saville challenges us to think again. Before we get to teaching and learning there are politics, ideology, culture, resource competition, personal histories all being played out in the classroom, all highly influential and all having to be resolved. Given that we force 30+ volatile youngsters into tiny, walled spaces for 15,000 hours of their early life, the dominant task of schools is ‘crowd-control’.  Removing one of the foundation blocks of English schooling, he takes on another common myth – that what is taught is what is learned, showing that this is far from what is already known about how young people respond to education and how young people learn.

We send our children every day to a place that is shrouded in myths and misconceptions, parents too readily assuming that they go to spend the day learning. Saville lifts the shrouds and reveals both fascinating and worrying realities. But he also shows us what a good quality of education looks like, taking examples like Summerhill School, the International Baccalaureate and the Italian Reggio Emilia school system. Do parents really know where they send their kids every day? Don’t they have the right to know? Isn’t it healthy for our democracy that parents are equipped to ask searching questions about the education of their children?

There is no other book like this, but there ought to be. Important issues for our democracy are hotly debated: climate change, economic crisis, the collapse of parliamentary authority, the quality of policing. But there is little public debate, much less argument, over how we create new futures and a new society by educating our young people. This book is designed to provoke much-needed debate and to promote the parent’s ‘right to know’.

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