Principles of Secondary Education


By: Inglis, Alexander

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"Shortly after I retired from teaching I picked up Conant's 1959 book-length essay, 'The Child the Parent and the State', and was more than a little intrigued to see him mention in passing that the modern schools we attend were the result of a 'revolution' engineered between 1905 and 1950. A revolution? He declines to elaborate, but does direct the curious and the uniformed to Alexander Inglis's 1918 book, 'Principles of Secondary Education', in which 'one saw this revolution through the eyes of a revolutionary.' Inglis (1879-1924), for whom a lecture in education at Harvard is named, makes it perfectly clear that compulsory schooling on this continent was intended to be just what it had been for Prussia in the 1820s: a fifth column into the burgeoning democratic movement that threatened to give the peasants and the proletarians a voice at the bargaining table." - John Taylor Gatto. "Gatto (1935-2018) taught school for nearly 30 years and was named New York City's Teacher of the Year in 1989, 1990 and 1991. In 1991 he retired, saying he no longer wished to 'hurt kids to make a living.' He went on to author books on education including 'Dumbing Us Down' and 'The Underground History of American Education'" - Wikipedia. "I moved heaven and earth as it took years to find a copy of this book." - John Taylor Gatto. xvi, [3]-741, [1], [10 ads] pp. Index, tables, references, graphs, footnotes, problems for further consideration. Prior owner's name and date upon front free endpaper. Binding tender but intact. Occasional light pencil underlining and markings. Above-average wear to original red brick cloth lettered in gilt upon backstrip. No dust jacket, presumably as issued. A rare surviving copy of this profoundly historic documentation.; 12mo

Title: Principles of Secondary Education

Author Name: Inglis, Alexander

Edition: First Edition

Location Published: Boston, Houghton Mifflin Company: 1918

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Fair

Categories: History, Education, Conspiracy

Seller ID: 833j0216

Keywords: secondary education john taylor gatto alexander inglis homeschooling unschooling compulsory schooling dumbing us down