The End of Education as We Know It

Regenerative Learning for Complex Times

Schools play a critical role in defining our relationship to people and planet, but modern education reinforces a paradigm based on coercion, extraction, and exploitation. The End of Education as We Know It is a guidebook for transforming society through complex systems-thinking and regenerative ways of learning.

By: Ida Rose Florez

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This item will be released January 28, 2025.

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It’s time for a whole new way of doing school

People are born systems-thinkers. Education has the power to encourage our innate connection with the complex world, yet instead our schools focus on creating a workforce educated just enough to feed the capitalist workforce pipeline. Reminiscent of and building further on John Taylor Gatto’s education critiques, The End of Education as We Know It is for people who want to create schools that teach how to live in harmony with each other, with Earth, and all Earth holds.

Readers will understand when and how to engage in disruptive actions, manage system tensions, support child and adult learning, and use these skills to design whole new approaches to schooling. Far more than a call to education-reform-as-usual, Ida Rose Florez’s inspiring critique:

  • Provides tools to explore patterns in education and influence patterns that lead to change
  • Gives readers specific skills for working in complex systems, whether with a group of children, a contentious school board, or state or provincial governments
  • Helps readers reimagine schools as places where communities learn together in a whole new way.

This clarion call to action rings a bell for teachers, parents, grandparents, educators, and policymakers to challenge the outdated paradigm of coercion and exploitation that shapes our current schools. It’s time to build a new educational model based on a resilient and regenerative future.

About The Author(s)

Ida Rose Florez, Ph.D. is a learning scientist, systems-change expert, and educational psychologist who is passionate about revitalizing regenerative practices in schools. Her work has appeared in popular, trade, and academic publications and she engages audiences through workshops and keynote speeches across the U.S. and internationally.

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Book Specifications

ISBN: 9781774060094

Page Count: 224

Dimensions: 6 × 9 × 0.473 in

Publication Date: January 28, 2025

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