In this post, I want to review the work of John Taylor Gatto (see here for his wikipedia entry) in terms of the seven lessons schoolteachers all teach. I want to use some examples from education theory to back up the seven lessons.
Gatto (1992, pp. 2-11) argues that the hidden curriculum of schools leads teachers to all offer seven lessons that are unspoken, unacknowledged and thus, insidious. The seven lessons are:
- class position
- emotional dependence
- intellectual dependence
- provisional self-esteem
- one can’t hide
In the following posts, I will elaborate on these lessons. I hope you’ll enjoy reading the posts.