- Paperback: 115 pages
- Publisher: Heron Books (January 1993)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0897390016
- ISBN-13: 978-0897390019
- Product Dimensions: 0.5 x 4.5 x 7.2 inches
- Shipping Weight: 5.6 ounces
- Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars See all reviews (56 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #249,662 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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The Leipzig Connection (Basics in Education)
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A kind of detective story, one with a villain and victims but no heroes...the appalling effects of scientific psychology. -- MANAS
Arresting...Paints a picture of deliberate sabotaging of sound pedagogy...by those who should have known better. -- Christian Science Monitor
Perceptive...a blunt, concise argument for the restoration of educational principles...will stimulate argument. -- The Seattle Times
Power-packed...The missing link that tells us exactly who and what...fills a large gap in our present research. -- National Educator
Should be owned and read by every individual concerned with his immediate future safety...exciting reading...extraordinary. -- Common Sense Newsletter
About the Author
Paolo Lionni was born in Switzerland in 1938 and was educated there, in Italy, and in the U.S. (Brandeis University). During his lifetime he served as art director of several national magazines and his drawings, poetry, essays, and translations have been published in Europe, the U.S., and Mexico. For the last 15 years of his life, he was very active in the field of education promoting an alternative to the educational philosophies described in "The Leipzig Connection."
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If you are unsatisfied with your child's education, your education, or even care a little about the education system in America, picking up this book and reading it will enlighten you. It will help you to understand what is happening in schools across America, and give you insight on what you are truly up against. The read is not difficult and the information is presented in a way that not only makes it as interesting as page turning thriller, but will also leave you wanting to learn more. Hopefully you'll also give Charlotte Iserbyt's web sites and in depth knowledge available on them, a gander to open your eyes and take your understanding of American education even deeper.
The thesis is that all our early educators got their start in Germany, at a famous university there, and acquired a lot of unfortunate tendencies. The book contains many quotations by all the heavy hitters (from Wilhelm Wundt to Rockefeller), with a footnote on almost every page, plus a dozen photographs and a long bibliography. The book definitely has a case to make, but does so in a scholarly way.
Here's one of John Dewey's quotations: "The ultimate problem of all education is to coordinate the psychological and social factors." From there it's all downhill. Note that there's no mention of anything academic or scholarly. Note that Dewey could solve this problem to his immense satisfaction and students could still end up ignorant. Which is pretty much what he achieved for us.
Don't suppose that these long ago manias have somehow moved on. They have not. In one of the weirdest pairings in history, far-left academics used Rockefeller's guilty millions to fund and shape Teachers College (and many others) with the express purpose of churning out indoctrinated teachers who would then be sent out into the countryside to indoctrinate the young. The beat goes on.
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