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. . I had to read this book as part of my teacher training program for a bachelor s degree in education Overall it s a decent book it basically argues that our educational system requires a drastic overhaul The author rightly points out that our current system is based on the so called Prussian model, a regimented and clock oriented attempt at creating uniform, standard, and obedient factory workers out of the children of former farm laborers Since these factory jobs no longer exist, it s time I had to read this book as part of my teacher training program for a bachelor s degree in education Overall it s a decent book it basically argues that our educational system requires a drastic overhaul The author rightly points out that our current system is based on the so called Prussian model, a regimented and clock oriented attempt at creating uniform, standard, and obedient factory workers out of the children of former farm laborers Since these factory jobs no longer exist, it s time for us to re evaluate the way that we basically indoctrinate our children The way he views the current system is interesting he argues that we basically ship our children off to warehouses, to be educated by strangers, from curriculum established by politicians and educational theorists When you think about it in that way, it does seem a very warped orthodoxy, and one that we should not be afraid to challenge.He also rails against standardized testing a topic with which I could not agree with him, pointing out that grades and formal assessments are crafted by a multi million dollar corporate industry Organizations like ETS which have a virtual monopoly on school tests favor wide scale and repetitive testing because there is great profit in it, and these organizations give huge amounts of money to Republicans who favor that cause However, what testing does to the esteem of a child is completely ignored It divides students along socioeconomic lines, and turns children into statistics Those with the most means for preparation are called gifted and brilliant, while the vast majority are given the idea that they are mediocre at best A subset is also told that they are failures, or stupid it is no surprise that these students get discouraged and tend to drop out and many schools count on this, almost encouraging it, because if these problematic students leave school, then the average score on meaningless standardized tests will go up Harrison goes too far, I think, when he says that education should ONLY be about making happy and fulfilled adults He argues that self actualization is the only important result of education, and that we should not be concerned the needs of wider society That s a dangerous argument, in my opinion, but overall I find his facts compelling 1 2 3 ,,4 1 2 3 ,,4 ,, 1 2 3 4 5 6 ,, engrossing and enlightening steven harrison brings a much needed perspective to the realities of learning. &FREE ↿ The Happy Child: Changing the Heart of Education ↟ Harrison proposes that the current system of education stifles a childs natural enthusiasm for learning Empowering a child to follow their own educational path, he proposes, will enable the child s vibrant curiosity to fuel their learning