Content Warning: This conversation includes racially and/or culturally derogatory language and/or negative depictions of Black and Indigenous people of color, women, and LGBTQI+ individuals. Rather than remove this content, we present it in the context of twentieth-century social history to acknowledge and learn from its impact and to inspire awareness and discussion. Richard Hoggart talks about the media and the cultural explosion. Hoggart explains that facts are not knowledge.
Former public school teacher Patrick Zimmerman continues discussing his alternative teaching methods for childhood education in low-income and underrepresented communities in Chicago. Zimmerman discusses how the scientific emphasis of schooling today is stifling a child’s success in the classroom and calls instead for a balance between a scientific approach and a free-school approach.
Former public school teacher Patrick Zimmerman discusses education and the free school movement for low-income and underrepresented communities in Chicago. Zimmerman discusses his time spent as a public school teacher and how this inspired his transition to teaching using alternative schooling methods in childhood education.
Educators Orletta Ryan and Mary Frances Greene, and school children Karen and Lucille talk about their approaches to teaching, fighting in school, and expectations for learning.
Educators Orletta Ryan and Mary Frances Greene, along with school children Karen and Lucille speak to the different experiences they have in their roles at school; part 2.
Neil Postman, an author, educator, media theorist and cultural critic discusses his book; "The School Book: For People Who Want to Know What All the Hollering Is About,". Mr Postman and Studs talk about his definition of what school is for and it's worth, and they converse about several sections of the book. Mr. Postman reads an excerpt from his book to begin the interview.
In schools, reading, writing and speech are all on the decline because there are too many visual images from the TV, according to Neil Postman’s book, “Teaching as a Conserving Activity”. Postman criticized “Sesame Street” for its instantaneity. There are no short cuts in teaching, said Postman. He believed the worst thing a teacher could do was to make teaching entertaining for their students.
Kohl Education Award winner Nadia Barova discusses childhood education and the similarities and differences between education in America and the Soviet Union.
Part 2 of a series sponsored by the national conference of Christians and Jews. Includes "Rearing the Child of Good Will" and "The Child and the Changing World." Mrs. Bailey Bishop and Ms. Neisser discuss the importance of an open mind and a accepting environment in education and at home, and how this helps the children to accept change as it happens.
Part 1 of a series sponsored by the national conference of Christians and Jews Titles discussed include "Rearing the Child of Good Will" and "The Child and the Changing World." Includes interviews of Mrs. Bailey Bishop and Edith Neisser. They discuss the importance of an open mind and accepting environment in education and at home, and how this helps the children to accept change as it happens. Excerpt of "Jimmy" discussing his feelings about school (unsure of record number the quote comes from).
Although he doesn't know for sure, Morris Haimowitz believes there 300,00 people in the Chicago metropolitan area who can not read or write. Hamimowitz's "Read Now" program is looking for anyone who can read and write to become a teacher to people that need assistance with literacy. He believes anyone can teach others to read and to write. Hammowitz's hope is that there are people out there who have extra time on their hands to assist others with literacy.
Milton Mayer discusses the state of U.S. education and the educational ideas of Robert Hutchins.
Milton Mayer, journalist and educator, talks with Studs about Quakerism. They talk about how religion relates to society in the times of change. Mr Mayer describes an exchange with a gentleman who asked what is a Quaker. The man had been an SS officer who told Mr Mayer his story. The man had been touched by the anonymous generosity of the Quakers many years before. Mr Mayer speaks of A. J. Musty, clergyman and political activist as his mentor and friend, and the things he learned from him.
Discussing the Foxfire books and interviewing Miles Horton and Elliot Wigginton. Wigginton is one of the editors/compilers of several of the books in the series about traditional handicrafts and practical methods used in rural life.