The most serious book I’ve read has to be Wounded by School by Kirsten Olsen. Describing what it means to be wounded by school, how that occurs due to today’s social and educational values, and how frequently it occurs was equal parts heartrending and cautionary. It brought back a lot of memories of issues at school as well as showed me where I need to be concerned when it comes to my son’s education. Given the issues we had last year with him, there was definitely a sense of urgency that also came to the fore while reading. While the topic of education is always important, the issue of being wounded by school is extremely serious and definitely one that should be explored by everyone.
“What’s the most serious book you’ve read recently?(I figure it’s easier than asking your most serious book ever, because, well, it’s recent!)”
@gautami – As a teacher, I think it is a must-read. In addition to presenting the problems, she also presents examples of those who have healed themselves or who strive to make sure they don't inflict damage on their own students/children. Let me know what you think!
@Susan – Pun intended? 😉
I am seriously interested in your pick! Here's my response.
As a teacher, I will check it out!
Seriously booking through it!
Thanks, everyone! It was a great book. It's one of those books to which you can relate no matter if you have children, are a teacher, or not because we have all been through some form of formal education. If you get a chance to read it, let me know what you think!
That's a fascinating title. Sounds like a good book.
You'll find mine here.
This book sounds good. Here is mine