The Game of School up Through the Grades
"'Gifted and talented' too often comes to mean 'compliant and diligent' if not 'parentally pushed.'" Fried
@anderscj To a certain extent, the consequences of playing the game seem equally severe.
@clear_mason_jar I agree. I would love to see a conversation between Fried and Grace Llewellyn.
@anderscj Or that learners would do good to avoid the game altogether?
@clear_mason_jar he seems to be advocating for learners to be mindful of the Game so as to avoid many of its negative consequences.
@anderscj Wouldn't mind seeing Gatto in there, too.
@clear_mason_jar My sense is they would agree on far more than they would disagree on.
@anderscj Is he proposing that teachers ought to play a role in "facilitating" (forgive the term--it's late) this systems-based learning?
@clear_mason_jar no, he sees the Game as something unavoidable. He advocates for teachers to make students aware of it.
@anderscj Sounding a bit like the whole "C+ students will rule the world" argument.
@clear_mason_jar well, this book was published during the Bush administraton.
@anderscj Touche. Sounds like this text from Fried might be a keeper?
@clear_mason_jar I'm liking it so far.