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Inside the Secret Garden

The Progressive Decay of Liberal Education

By (author) Tom Burkard
Format: Paperback
Publisher: The University of Buckingham Press, Buckingham, United Kingdom
Published: 15th Jun 2007
Dimensions: w 156mm h 234mm d 20mm
Weight: 378g
ISBN-10: 0955464218
ISBN-13: 9780955464218
Barcode No: 9780955464218
Synopsis
Schools in Britain and the United States helped to lay the foundations for the greatest civilization the world has ever known, but for the last three decades they been in a state of perpetual crisis. Despite unprecedented increases in education spending, standards are plummeting, and at least 20% of our children cant even read. Tom Burkard shows how and intellectually misguided elite-claiming to be experts in child development and psychology-have subverted the will of the people and used our children as guinea pigs in a grand experiment that has gone horribly wrong.Throughout the book, Tom Burkard highlights the central paradox of progressive education-despite the professed aim of creating a democratic society it would be almost impossible to design a system better suited to perpetrating both class divisions and the gulf between the haves and have-nots.Provocative and outspoken, Tom Burkard, outlines his solutions to these problems making this essential reading for everyone interested in the future of our schools country and its culture.

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