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I just got married! I also just finished reading The Saber Tooth Curriculum…
Classic satire full of good quotes. Subject of running jokes since 1939.
139 pages, ★★★★★
The Saber-Tooth Curriculum is a collection of seven short, satirical stories that illustrate some quirky aspects of our education system. The same Stone Age society is used as a metaphor for our modern world throughout.
Allusion to the modern world is thinly-veiled. This Stone Age society has middle schools, universities, education officials, investors, and even a national curriculum. Only humour—including humorous names of people and school subjects—separates this Stone Age society from reality.
The main messages in this book’s seven stories are:
- The scientific method has made absurd yet un-disprovable theories become accepted in education; (See this example.)
- Schools teach an outdated set of skills to students;
- School reform meets resistance from all angles;
- Universities dictate school curricula with lofty, academic content
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