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The purpose of this paper will be to make a thorough review of the book I Wont Learn from You I will do this by discussing some of the main ideas and points that are focused on throughout the book Also compare and contrast the different stories within the book to earn a better understanding of the concept and overall meaning that the author Herbert Kohl is trying to get across to the reader I believe reviewing the ideas of the book will allow us to not only comprehend the true meaning more but also make it more applicable to our education and careers The author begins the book with main idea displayed the idea of learning how to not-learn This is a very complex thought and many times is misconceived as being an excuse for the inability to learn Although the process of learning how to not-learn is generally a much more grueling experience This process of learning how to not-learn consists of an active and willful rejection of someone teaching something new to youThe first example that the authors uses to implicate this willful process is with a fifth grader who explains to his teacher that his grandfather will not learn how to speak English Even after being confronted and offered a chance to learn English the grandfather still refuses He refuses due to the fact that if he gave in like the rest of his family and spoke English instead of Spanish then they wouldnt know who they were This fear of losing ones culture caused the grandfather to learn how to not-learn To support the idea of this being misinterpreted I will use the example of other views of this action The author presented this story to colleagues who concluded that the grandfather was doing this for the fear of learning or the failure there of The author also backs this story up with a personal experience which is
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